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Fire Extinguishers


Fire extinguishers are made of highly recyclable materials like aluminum and steel. Do NOT put your fire extinguisher in your curbside recycling bin. The pressurized container is explosive and can cause injury when compacted in a truck or in machinery at a material recovery facility.

Take fire extinguishers (under 40 pounds) to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center. Centers are free to OC residents and open five days a week, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (except during rain and major holidays).

Anaheim Collection Center
1071 N. Blue Gum Street, Anaheim, CA 92806

Huntington Beach Collection Center
17121 Nichols Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Irvine Collection Center
6411 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA 92618

San Juan Capistrano Collection Center
32250 Avenida La Pata, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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