Hazardous Materials

Permanent Prescription Drug Drop-Box Now Open


Public Safety Building, Main Entrance
333 Olympic Drive, near 4th Street on-ramp to 10 freeway

Unwanted or expired prescription drugs can now be safely disposed of 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This service helps to act as a safeguard against harmful contaminants entering the environment when drugs are improperly flushed down the toilet or thrown in the trash.

Unwanted paint has always been the single largest type of hazardous waste generated by Santa Monica residents; and convenient disposal options have never existed for painting contractors – until now.

California’s PaintCare recycling network, online at paintcare.org, features a new statewide program funded by fees from new paint sales. Sherwin-Williams, located on Pico, near Lincoln Blvd., now offers Santa Monica another disposal option for EVERYONE - seven days a week.
Santa Monica Paint Disposal Locations 

Many of the products that we commonly use to clean or maintain our homes, cars and yards contain hazardous ingredients. Fortunately, alternatives exist that can accomplish the same tasks while reducing or eliminating many hazardous chemicals. However, there may be times when you need to use a hazardous chemical to get the job done. The resources on this site highlight important aspects of the process for purchasing, using and disposing of hazardous and alternative products, to help you achieve the best possible results and safeguard yourself and the community against the dangers of hazardous products.

Home Collection


Try Home Collection, where the Haz-Mat technician comes to you. 

The service is provided on a free and unlimited basis to homeowners and renters alike, and setting up an appointment is easy.  

Reserve the service today 
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Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment
1685 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90401 · (310) 458-2213 · TTY (310) 917-6626