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Hazardous, Electronic & Universal Waste
In order to protect public health and the environment, the State of California has banned certain types of waste from regular household or business trash. View a complete list of banned waste. Statewide household hazardous waste (HHW) collection data including universal waste is available on CalRecycle's website.

Transportation Limit for Chemical Related Items: It is against the law to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste to collection sites. Please pack your waste properly to prevent tipping or spilling of the waste during transportation. Most hazardous waste events require you to stay in your car while event staff unloads the materials.


Malibu HHW/E-Waste Collection Events
As part of a regional program, Malibu hosts bimonthly HHW/E-Waste roundups on the 3rd Saturday of even-numbered months at City Hall. Free collection events hosted by Calabasas and Agoura Hills are also open to residents.

2016 Collection Events
2017 Collection Events
February 20
April 16
June 18
August 20
October 15
December - TBA
February 18
April 15
June 17
August 19
October 21
December - TBA

Used motor oil, automotive fluids and filters and batteries (lead acid), latex (water-based) paint, small electronics, household batteries, and unbroken compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are accepted. All containers must be clearly labeled to identify the contents. Materials other than those listed here, in containers with illegible labels, or leaking contents will be turned away.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)
HHW includes paints, stains, varnishes, solvents, pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluids, oil filters, cleaning supplies, drain openers, nail polish remover, batteries, pool chemicals, smoke detectors, medications, and other materials or products containing volatile chemicals that can catch fire, react or explode, or that are corrosive or toxic.

The County of Los Angeles offers collection events which accept more of the HHW listed above. Events are scheduled in different areas throughout the County. The Malibu area event is usually held behind the Malibu Public Library in November or December; an Agoura Hills area event is usually held at the Calabasas Landfill in June.

Electronic Waste (E-waste)

E-waste includes computers, monitors, televisions, cell phones, printers, fax machines and keyboards. Certain components of some electronic products contain materials that render them hazardous, depending on their condition and density.

Universal Waste
Universal wastes are common household wastes considered hazardous that should be recycled and properly disposed of, usually items such as batteries, thermostats, and obsolete pesticides. Each Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulb and fluorescent tube contains a small amount of mercury. Dry-cell batteries (alkaline, button cells, rechargeable) contain many potentially hazardous compounds, such as mercury, cadmium, nickel, lead, zinc, silver, manganese, and alkalines. Mercury thermostats are also subject to special disposal requirements.


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