BEVERLY HILLS—On Saturday, September 20, the city of Beverly Hills will be holding a hazardous and e-waste round up.
The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The County of Los Angeles will be sponsoring a video released by the LA County Public Works informs the Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) and E-waste that can be dropped off at these events. The event is open to all Los Angeles County residents.
The city of West Hollywood elaborated in a press release on the event of the items that could be dropped off that include “brake fluid, paint, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household batteries and car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oils, oil filters, expired pharmaceuticals, anti-freeze, fluorescent light bulbs, computer monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, and cellular phones.”
Other items that can be dropped off include home-generated sharps waste, such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles.
Items that cannot be dropped off at the event include “hazardous waster and electronic waste from businesses, explosives, ammunition, and radioactive materials, trash and tires, white goods (refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc.) and controlled substances,” a flyer for the event states.
When prepping items for the drop off, people should bring the items in a sturdy box, preferably the original labeled packaging and should not mix items together. When disposing of hazardous waste, only 15 gallons, or 125 pounds can be dropped off per trip.
The purpose of such events are to encourage people to dispose of electronics and chemicals that may be harmful to the environment in a safe way to help keep beaches, water ways and communities clean and toxic free.
Citizens are encouraged to visit the event to drop off HHW and E-Waste. The event will be located on Foothill Road, between Alden Drive and West 3rd Street.
People are encouraged to bring their HHW or E-waste to events or to contact the Los Angeles County’s Public Works website at www.cleanla.com or by calling 888-Clean-LA.
For more information on the event, the flyer can be viewed at http://www.weho.org/home/showdocument?id=16909.