Household hazardous wastes include: paints, oils, batteries, pesticides, and cleaners. Some light bulbs, thermometers, and other products are also considered household hazardous waste. These items should not and cannot be put down the drain or tossed in the garbage. Every community has sites where you can take these products and dispose of them properly. I typed in "Household Hazardous Waste sites Los Angeles" into a search engine and a bunch of locations came up. Try it with your location!