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Hazardous Materials

Household Hazardous Waste - Door to Door Collection

Stericycle Door to Door

The City of Santa Monica has contracted to provide residents with the convenient Door-to-Door Collection for Household Hazardous Waste, a service where the technician comes to you.

Pick-up Hotline: 1-800-714-1195 or fill out on-line Pickup Request Form.


Prescription Drug Drop-Boxes  

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.


CVS Pharmacy #9608
Address: 2505 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Accepted: prescription medications (scheduled II-V controlled and non-controlled), over the counter medications, liquid medication bottles (less than 4oz in zip lock bag)
Not Accepted: illegal (schedule I) drugs, needles/syringes or sharps containers, medical devices and batteries, aerosol cans and inhalers, chemicals, mercury-containing devices
Hours: 24/7

Vons Pharmacy #2262
Address: 710 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Accepted: controlled and non-controlled medications
Not Accepted: needles/syringes or sharps, aerosols and inhalers, liquids, vitamins
Hours: M-F 8am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm

UCLA 16th Street Pharmacy
Address: 1223 26th Street Room 1202, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Accepted: controlled and non-controlled medications
Not Accepted: needles/syringes or sharps
Hours: M-F 8am-6pm, Sat 8am-5pm, Sun closed

Outside of Santa Monica, there are several additional Safe Drug Drop-Off Program Locations at sheriff stations throughout Los Angeles County. 

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 features a new statewide program funded by fees from new paint sales. 
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.  

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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