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Sharps Collection and Disposal Information
Medical Sharps (used hypodermic needles)
State law makes it illegal to dispose of sharps waste in the trash or recycling containers, and requires that all sharps waste be transported
to a collection center in an approved sharps container. The City of West Covina and LA County Public Works have partnered together to bring the Home-Generated Sharps Waste Management Program to our residents in order to help them comply with this new law. "Home-generated sharps waste" means hypodermic needles, pen needles, lancets and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for delivery of medications at home. For more information on Sharps Waste Disposal visit www.calrecycle.ca.gov./homehazwaste/sharps

The City of West Covina - Sharps container distribution locations: 
  • City Maintenance Office*
    825 S. Sunset Ave.
     
     
     (626) 939-8458
    *ONLY West Covina residents can dispose of full Sharps containers at this location*
  • West Covina Senior Citizens Center
    2501 E. Cortez Ave. 
      
    (626) 331-5366

West Covina and LA County Residents can dispose of full Sharps collection containers at several Los Angeles Sheriffs Stations for details or locations visit: www.lasd.org  

Countywide Houshold Hazardous and Electronic Waste - Permanent Collection Centers: 

Antelope Valley Environmental Collection Center
1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Antelope Valley Public Landfill
1200 West City Ranch Road
Palmdale, CA 93551

EDCO Environmental Collection Center
2nd Saturday of each month, 9:00am to 2:00pm
EDCO Recycling and Transfer Center
2755 California Ave.
Signal Hill, CA  90755
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For more information on the following centers, call 1(800) 98-TOXIC

Los Angeles/Glendale Location
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
4600 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90039

Hyperion Treatment Plant Location
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B
Playa Del Rey, CA  90293

Gaffey Street Location
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
1400 North Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA  90731

Washington Boulevard Location
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
2649 East Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90021

UCLA Location
(E-Waste accepted on Saturdays only)
Thursday - Saturday, 8:00am to 2:00pm
550 Charles E. Young Drive
West Los Angeles, CA  90095

Randall Street Location
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
11025 Randall Street
Sun Valley, CA  91352

Balboa Boulevard Location
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am to 3:00pm
10241 North Balboa Blvd.
Northridge, CA  91325

For additional information, please visit www.CleanLA.com or call 1-888-CLEAN-LA (888-253-2652).