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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Some Things Are Too Toxic to Trash

Residents of Altadena will have the opportunity to safely discard of their household hazardous waste, such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint and pesticides, among others, during a free Household Hazardous and E-Waste collection event on Saturday, May 11, at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Fleet Maintenance Yard, located at 252 West Mountain View Street in Altadena.

The free event is part of LA county’s Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup Program, presented by the Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, in cooperation with the Altadena unincorporated community.

Residents can also bring their home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles to the event, as well as universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronic waste such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones.

More than 50 of these free household hazardous waste and e-waste roundups are conducted throughout the county each year to provide residents with a convenient way to rid their homes of these unwanted hazardous materials.

According to California law, it is illegal to discard hazardous wastes in trash cans, sinks and storm drains as they can pollute the environment.

The Roundups are part of a campaign to promote public awareness of the proper disposal practices of household hazardous and e-waste and to provide a convenient, free disposal option.

For more information, contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at (888) CLEAN LA or, or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at (800) 238-0172 or






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