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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
Malibu hosts HHW/E-Waste roundups on a bimonthly basis at City Hall. Free collection events hosted by Calabasas and Agoura Hills are also open to residents.

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.

Accepted Items
Automotive and household batteries
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (unbroken) 
Latex paint
Motor oil and filters

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 schedule of LA County's larger HHW collection events is available at

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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