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Hazardous, e-waste collection at COC set for April 10

Posted: March 29, 2010 11:26 a.m.
Updated: April 7, 2010 2:06 p.m.
 
Santa Clarita Valley residents may take their unwanted household and electronic waste to the Los Angeles County Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Round-Up on Saturday, April 10.

The free community event will be held at College of the Canyons' upper south parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The round-up allows residents to safely and securely dispose of household hazardous waste and unwanted electronic equipment (e-waste). E-waste items eligible for disposal at the event include computers, printers, televisions, VCRs, cell phones, fax machines, stereos, and monitors.

A number of household hazardous waste (HHW) items will also be accepted, including toxic products used for cleaning, painting, beautifying and disinfecting.

"Many residents hold on to old and unwanted household hazardous waste and electronic equipment because they are worried about privacy issues and unsure about how to dispose of them properly," said Mayor Laurene Weste. "The Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Round-Up allows community members to safely rid themselves of these items without harming the environment or personal identity security."

Residents disposing of household hazardous waste at the event should pack items in a cardboard box or container and place them in the trunk.

Upon arrival at the event, residents may 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 such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc.

No appointments or reservations are needed to attend the event, which is open to all Los Angeles County residents.

The Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste Round-Up is sponsored by Los Angeles County and presented by the county's Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts, in cooperation with the city of Santa Clarita.

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