Santa Clarita residents are encouraged to bring unwanted hazardous household and electronic waste to the local Household Hazardous Waste /E-Waste Roundup on Saturday, Aug. 1. As a result of resident input, this free event will take place in the Canyon Country community from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station, located at 19201 Via Princessa. Residents should enter from Weyerhaeuser Way at Via Princessa between Whites Canyon and Sierra Highway.
The Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup allows residents to safely and securely dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) and unwanted electronic equipment (e-waste). A number of household hazardous waste items will be accepted at the event, including brake fluid, paint*, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household batteries and car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil filters, expired pharmaceuticals, anti-freeze and fluorescent light bulbs.
E-waste items eligible for disposal at the event include computers, monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, cell phones, VCRs, fax machines and stereos.
Residents disposing of HHW at the event should pack items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers. Residents should be prepared to leave containers and boxes and 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 HHW /E-Waste Roundup is open to all Los Angeles County residents. No appointments or reservations are needed to attend.
The HHW/E-Waste Roundup 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 HHW 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.