Laguna Beach residents can have their household hazardous waste picked up right at the doorstep on demand, year-round. To schedule a pick-up contact the City's contractor, Waste Management At Your Door Special Collection at 1-800-449-7587 and ask for the next available pick-up date in Laguna Beach. You can also visit their website to schedule your pickup. Waste Management At Your Door Special Collection will send a kit containing one large bag for your household hazardous waste and instructions prior to the scheduled collection date. An additional bag may be requested if needed. Residents are allowed one free pickup per calendar year.
Eligible materials will be picked up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Residents do not have to be home when materials are collected. In addition to materials such as paint and automotive products, pesticides and pool chemicals, the program also accepts Sharps, and electronic waste (E-waste) such as computer monitors, televisions, and other electronic devices. Cathode ray tube (CRT) computer monitors and televisions contain significant amounts of lead and are considered hazardous by the State. E-waste items cannot be placed into the regular trash or taken to the landfills. Explosives, ammunition, solid waste for landfill or recycling, tires, and biological and radioactive wastes cannot be accepted. Waste Management At Your Door Special Collection recycles more than 90 percent of all materials it collects.
The City also offers a Small Business program created to assist with proper management and disposal of hazardous waste. Waste Management At Your Door Special Collection works directly with businesses to support environmental efforts through the collection and recycling or proper disposal of hazardous waste. To qualify for this service businesses must generate less than 220 lbs. of hazardous waste per month and have accumulated less than 2200 lbs. in one year. Call Waste Management At Your Door Special Collection at 1-888-449-3733 extension 107 for program details, program qualifications and list of eligible materials.
Residents and businesses are invited to attend the City's free Drop-off Event for paint, e-waste, batteries, CFL bulbs, and paper shredding service held each spring at the Act V Lot #16, located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. A maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds may be transported per vehicle, per trip as required by the Department of Transportation Regulations.
Residents and businesses are provided free bulky item collection three times per calendar year. Bulky items include large hard-to-handle household items such as furniture, appliances, E-Waste, and Universal Waste (batteries and CFL bulbs). Up to 10 items may be collected each time at no charge. Bulky item collection is a special service and collected separately from the automated cart program. Please contact Waste Management's Customer Service Center to schedule a pick up at (949) 642-1191.