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Free Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Collection Event Set for November 11

Post Date:11/02/2017 11:25 AM

Santa Clarita residents are encouraged to bring unwanted hazardous household and electronic waste to the local Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, November 11, 2017. This free event will take place at College of the Canyons, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents should enter the event site by turning onto University Center Drive from Rockwell Canyon Road.

The Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup allows residents to safely and securely dispose of household hazardous waste and unwanted electronic equipment (e-waste). Items accepted at the event include brake fluid, paint*, paint thinner, cleaners containing acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household and car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil filters, expired medications, anti-freeze and fluorescent light bulbs.

E-waste items that may be recycled include computers, monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, cell phones, VCRs, fax machines and stereos.

Residents disposing of household hazardous waste at the event should pack items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers.  Participants should be prepared to leave containers and boxes at the collection site and are advised to empty all other items from their trunk. Upon arrival at the event, residents may remain in their cars while trained personnel remove the hazardous waste from the trunk.

Items not eligible for disposal at the event include:

  • Hazardous waste and electronic waste from businesses
  • Explosives, ammunition and radioactive materials
  • Garbage and tires
  • “White goods,” such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc.
  • Controlled substances

The Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup is open to all Los Angeles County residents. No appointments or reservations are needed to attend.

The event is sponsored by the County of Los Angeles and presented by the Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, in cooperation with the City of Santa Clarita.

For more information on the Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup and additional household hazardous waste permanent collection centers, visit www.lacsd.org or call (888) CLEAN LA.

*Residents may also recycle paint at participating retailers through the PaintCare program. Details are available at GreenSantaClarita.com.

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