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Friday, May 4, 2018
Free Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup in Altadena on May 12, 2018
Altadena residents can safely discard their household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused medicines, car batteries, used motor oil and pesticides during a Household Hazardous Waste Roundup on Saturday, May 12, at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Fleet Maintenance Yard in Altadena.
Other hazardous waste that residents can bring to the event for disposal include unused paint, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones.
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County conduct more than 50 free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundups annually throughout the County to provide residents with a convenient way to rid their homes of unwanted hazardous materials.
Because hazardous waste can pollute the environment, it is illegal to discard these items in trash cans, sinks and storm drains. The Roundups are part of a campaign to promote public awareness of proper disposal practices of household hazardous and e-waste and to provide a convenient and free disposal option.
This event on May 12 is presented with the community of unincorporated Altadena.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Fleet Maintenance Yard in Altadena, at 252 West Mountain View Street, will be open for the Household Hazardous Waste Roundup on that date from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at (888) CLEAN LA or through www.CleanLA.com, or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.