Hazardous & Electronic Waste

Hazardous wastes should not be put in the trash, poured down a sink drain, or poured down storm drains.

Common household hazardous wastes include – used motor oil, used oil filters, antifreeze, paint, paint thinner, cleaning products, pool chemicals, pesticides, mercury thermometers, expired medication, syringes, batteries, light bulbs, TVs, VCRs, landline and cell phones, computers, printers, copiers, stereos, appliances, etc.

These materials should be delivered to the City of El Monte’s Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Facility for proper disposal. The facility is open quarterly on the first Saturday of February, May, August, and November, to El Monte residents only.

Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection Facility

City of El Monte Public Works Yard

3990 Arden Drive


First Saturday of February, May, August, and November
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Due to COVID-19 the event scheduled for May 2, 2020 will be canceled. The next event is tentatively scheduled for June 6, 2020. The website will be updated if further Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up cancellations occur. 

Use rear entrance, as shown on map.

Detailed map of Hazardous Waste & Electronics Waste Collection Facility

Other Waste

Business waste, explosives, ammunition, and tires will not be accepted.

For questions regarding hazardous waste disposal, please call 626-580-2058.

El Monte residents who change their own motor oil may pick up a free 15 quart drain container during facility operating hours.

El Monte residents who administer intravenous medication at home and generate hypodermic needles/syringes may pick up a free sharps container during facility operating hours