The city of Palmdale will host tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. a free household hazardous waste recycling event at the City Maintenance Yard, 39110 3rd St. East.
Funded by a grant from CalRecycle, Palmdale residents will be able to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste and electronic equipment at no cost. Items accepted at the event include household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, microwaves, computers, tablets, printers, televisions, VCR’s, telephones, fax machines, stereos, speakers and electronic games.
“Many electronic items contain lead, copper, and other heavy metals,” said Mica Schuler, Palmdale management analyist. “These materials are reusable when recycled but are potentially toxic if not properly disposed of, so our collection events offer a safe way to properly dispose of unwanted electronics and helps protect public health and safety.
A permanent e-waste collection center is located at the Antelope Valley Public Landfill, 1200 West City Ranch Road, and is open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the e-waste items mentioned above, this permanent facility also accepts non-controlled pharmaceuticals, needles or syringes, antifreeze, car batteries, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, used motor oil and pesticides. To learn more about what can and cannot be accepted at the permanent facility visit www.dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/perm_centers.
Palmdale will host another hazardous collection event on Nov. 3 at the maintenance yard. For more information, call (661) 267-5300.