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Lancaster to host recycling event

First 250 attendees receive tickets to the Antelope Valley Fair

OW Staff Writer | 7/26/2013, midnight
Resident disposes of used batteries at Lancaster’s 24-Hour Recycling Center.

In order to commemorate the success of Lancaster’s 24-Hour Recycling Center which significantly reduces illegal dumping throughout the Antelope Valley, and to raise awareness about recycling, the city is hosting a free e-waste and used oil, cooking oil, and antifreeze recycling event on Aug. 3-4. The event will be held at the Lancaster Maintenance Yard’s recycling center located at 615 West Avenue H from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The first 250 persons who attend the event with old, used, or broken electronics, oil, or antifreeze will receive one free ticket to this year’s Antelope Valley Fair.

“E-waste, oil, and antifreeze are very harmful to the environment if not properly disposed of,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “As part of our city’s efforts to reduce negative environmental impact, this program is extremely important in raising awareness about the need for recycling and reducing illegal dumping.”

For those not able to attend the event, the recycling center remains open 24 hours a day and is free.

“Recycling your old electronic waste, oil, and antifreeze not only creates a positive impact for the environment, it also reduces costs associated with illegal dumping clean up; allowing funds to be redirected for other city programs and activities. Nearly all the materials you bring in can be recovered to make new products,” said Parris.

Electronic waste includes a multitude of items such as televisions, computers, printers, toasters, lamps, cell phones and all other items with a cord or batteries. A description of these items and directions for disposal can be found at the city’s website.

This is the first time the center is accepting antifreeze. Simply bring the antifreeze to the recycling center in a disposable container and leave it in the “Full Container Drop Off Area.” The center also accepts motor oil filters.

To receive more information regarding the upcoming event or the Lancaster 24-Hour Recycling Center, visit utility services at www.cityoflancasterca.org or contact Justin Lewis at (661) 723-5885.