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County to hold a free roundup of hazard materials and e-waste

At the Compton Airport Saturday

OW Staff Writer | 7/4/2013, midnight

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and its sanitation districts, in cooperation with the city of Compton and the neighboring cities of Carson, Downey, Gardena, Long Beach, Lynwood, Paramount, and South Gate, will conduct a free Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup Program on Saturday, July 6, at the Compton Airport, 901 W. Alondra Blvd., between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Residents of these cities will have the opportunity to safely discard waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles, universal waste including household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, as well as electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones.

The Department of Public Works and its sanitation districts conduct more than 50 free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundups annually to provide residents with a convenient way to rid their homes of unwanted hazardous materials. Because hazardous waste can pollute the environment, it is illegal to discard these items in trashcans, sinks and storm drains.

The roundups are part of a campaign to promote public awareness of proper disposal practices and provide an option for ridding homes of household hazardous and e-waste.

For further information, contact the County Department of Public Works at (888) CLEAN LA, or www.CleanLA.com or the sanitation districts of Los Angeles County at (800) 238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.