County of Los Angeles residents may safely discard household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, as well as such items as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, televisions, monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones at a free Countywide Household Hazardous Waste Roundup.
The program is sponsored by the county of Los Angeles and presented by the Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of the county in cooperation with the cities of Compton, Carson, Downey, Gardena, Long Beach, Lynwood, Paramount and South Gate.
The Countywide Household Hazardous Waste Roundup will be held at the Compton Airport, 901 West Alondra Blvd. in Compton, on Saturday, July 7, 2012, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
For further information, contact the County's Department of Public Works at 1(888) CLEAN LA or www.CleanLA.com or the Sanitation Districts at 1 (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.