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Hazardous household waste roundup planned"

June 24, 2016

A free household hazardous waste and e-waste roundup will be held on Saturday, July 16 at Cerritos College Stadium Parking Lot C-1. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and the Department of Public Works, the Household Hazardous Waste collection program gives Los Angeles County residents the opportunity to legally dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be discarded in the regular trash.

Chemicals that will be accepted include motor oil, antifreeze, paint, paint thinner, turpentine, cleaners with acids or lye, pesticides and herbicides, household and car batteries, old computers and televisions. Approved materials also include used needles, expired medication and mercury thermometers.

Explosives (with the exception of flares), ammunition and radioactive materials, trash and old tires will not be accepted. Waste from businesses will also not be accepted. Appliances such as washers, stoves, air conditioners and refrigerators are also prohibited.

Bring items in sturdy boxes, preferably in their original labeled containers, and do not mix the products together. Be prepared to leave your containers. There is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per vehicle.

For more information, call the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts at (800) 238-0172.

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