Household Battery / Light Bulb Recycling

Household batteries and light bulbs including Compact Fluorescent (CFL) bulbs, Fluorescent tubes, and LED bulbs are considered hazardous waste and must not be placed in trash or recycling containers (incandescent light bulbs may be disposed of as trash). The City of Pasadena offers various options for the disposal of these materials. Please see the table below for disposal options for each type. Safety Notes: Please visit the EPA website for guidance on broken CFLs or other mercury-containing bulbs. While storing... continue reading »"Household Battery / Light Bulb Recycling"

One-Day E-Waste Collection Events

The City holds One-Day E-Waste and Document Shredding events for residents throughout the year. These events are posted on the Calendar. ┬áIf you would like to subscribe for notifications of upcoming events, sign up through the City Service Center. Los Angeles County also hosts one-day events for Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste. Please visit their website for more information. Additional Electronic Waste and Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Locations Los Angeles County residents can visit the S.A.F.E Collection Centers maintained by... continue reading »"One-Day E-Waste Collection Events"

Used Motor Oil and Oil Filter Recycling

Used motor oil and oil filters should be recycled properly by taking them to a Certified Collection Center or Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center, or by scheduling a curbside pick-up through the Pasadena City Service Center. Used motor oil should never be poured onto the ground or into storm drains, and it should not be placed into your trash can. Certified Collection Centers Certified Collection Centers accept used motor oil and used oil filters from the public. A list of... continue reading »"Used Motor Oil and Oil Filter Recycling"

Sharps Disposal Information

Home-Generated Needles, Syringes and Lancets The City of Pasadena offers FREE 1-quart Sharp Waste recycling for residents. Pasadena Public Health 1845 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Each container comes with a full set of instructions for proper packaging, as well as a return box for mailing containers. To sign up for the sharps waste program please call Pasadena Public Heath 626-744-6004. Proper disposal of sharps waste helps the general public and trash collection workers avoid possible exposure to infectious diseases!

Household Hazardous Waste

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is waste generated within a household that can cause harm to humans, animals, and the environment. It is illegal to dispose of this type of material in the garbage, in storm drains, or on the ground. Common types of HHW include: Paints Solvents Cleaning products Used motor oil and filters Anti-freeze and other automotive fluids Pool and garden chemicals Aerosol cans Fluorescent light bulbs Home-generated sharps such as needles and lancets Permanent Collection Sites Los Angeles... continue reading »"Household Hazardous Waste"