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‘Drive-thru’ hazardous waste event tomorrow

In Santa Clarita

OW Staff Writer | 7/31/2020, midnight

 Santa Clarita residents are invited to bring their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste to a free Household Hazardous/E-Waste Roundup tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Via Princessa Metrolink Station parking lot, located at 19201 Via Princessa.

As a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic, additional safety measures have been introduced to protect the health of attendees and event staff. All attendees are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering and remain in their vehicles with windows closed, if possible. Event staff will only remove waste from a vehicles trunk/pick-up bed. People are encouraged to stay home if they are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, have been asked to self-quarantine or have recently traveled internationally.

The Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup is an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of their hazardous household waste and unwanted electronic equipment (e-waste) including brake fluid, paint, cleaners containing acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household and car batteries, pool chemicals, used motor oil, oil filters, expired medications, antifreeze and fluorescent light bulbs.

Computers, monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, cell phones, VCRs, fax machines and stereos are just a few of the E-waste items that may be recycled.

Residents disposing of waste at the event should pack items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers. Participants should be prepared to leave containers and boxes at the collection site and are advised to empty all other items from their trunk. Upon arrival, residents must 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” including refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc.; Or controlled substances.

The Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup is open to all Los Angeles County residents. No appointments or reservations are needed to attend. There is a transportation limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip.

The event 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 partnership with the City of Santa Clarita.

For more information about the Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Roundup and additional household hazardous waste permanent collection centers, visit lacsd.org or call (888) CLEAN LA.