Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Did you know that common household hazardous waste can be dangerous when mixed with other garbage material? Simple items that mix together can cause fires or deadly poisonous vapors.
Sanitation drivers have been recently hospitalized or have received treatment from collecting pool acid that negatively reacts with other garbage items. In fact, Glendale Fire responds to 300 household hazardous waste incidents a year.
Residents can get rid of their household hazardous waste all at once curbside through the Glendale’s Household Hazardous Waste pick-up event.
The Glendale Sanitation Division offers residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste with its home collection service. Residents can sign-up for the service by contacting the Sanitation Division during the dates listed above. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Hazardous materials that will be accepted include paints and stains, antifreeze and other automotive fluids, pesticides, motor oil and filters, batteries, pool chemicals and household cleaners. Items that are unacceptable are explosives, radioactive materials, tires, drums, ammunition and medical or business wastes.
There is a 20-gallon limit on paint, oil, gasoline, antifreeze and other automotive liquids. No single container may be larger than 5-gallons. All items should be in their original containers and must be clearly marked to identify their contents.
2013 Household Hazardous Waste Schedule
Make Your Appointment: Feb. 25 – Mar. 22
Collection: Mar. 18 – April 5
Make Your Appointment: Sept. 30 – Oct. 25
Collection: Oct. 21 – Nov. 8
To arrange a pickup of hazardous waste materials, residents can call the Sanitation Division at