Los Angeles County residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of household hazardous waste and e-waste, free of charge, at a county-wide Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, April 8, 2006 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. The free Roundup will take place at the College of the Canyons, South Parking Lot, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road.
Many common household products pose a hazard to the environment if disposed of improperly. Materials such as used motor oil, paint, turpentine, acid or lye-based cleaners, household and car batteries, pesticides and garden herbicides can damage the environment if tossed in the trash or poured down a sink or storm drain.
Household E-Waste is consumer electronic equipment near the end of its useful life such as computer monitors and televisions which cannot be disposed of in trash cans. Unfortunately, electronic waste is a growing problem although many of these products can be reused, refurbished, or recycled, including items such as VCRs, stereos, fax machines, copiers, computer keyboards and cellular telephones.
Collect those unwanted household hazardous waste and e-waste items and bring them to the free Roundup. Appropriate material will be recycled and professionals will properly dispose of the rest. Leave the products in their original container, place them in a cardboard box and bring them to the Roundup site. The entire process only takes a few minutes and you never have to leave your car. No explosive or radioactive materials, tires or waste from business will be accepted. Please do not mix products together.
The Free Countywide Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup is sponsored 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 and the neighboring cities.
For more information on household hazardous waste or upcoming Roundups, call the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works at 1 (888) CLEAN LA, the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at 1 (800) 238-0172, or visit www.lacsd.org .