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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event in Arcadia

Bring your household waste to be properly disposed of. – Courtesy photo

The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Program gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. This event at Santa Anita Race Track on Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. is sponsored jointly by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and County Department of Public Works.

For more information, call the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at (800) 238-0172

Things to take:

  • Motor oil, antifreeze, paint, paint thinner.
  • Turpentine, cleaners with acids or lye.
  • Pesticides and herbicides.
  • Household and car batteries.
  • Old computers and television sets.
  • Sharps or used needles.
  • Expired pharmaceuticals and mercury thermometers.

Things not to take:

  • Explosives, ammunition or radioactive materials.
  • Waste from businesses will not be accepted.
  • Trash or old tires.
  • White goods such as washers, stoves, refrigerators or air conditioners.

How to prepare:

  • In general, there is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 lbs. per vehicle.
  • Bring items in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers.
  • Be prepared to leave your containers.
  • Do not mix products together.
July 17, 2018

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