Hazardous waste collection at Claremont Yard Saturday

On Saturday, February 5, the Los Angeles County sanitation district will host a household hazardous waste collection event at the Claremont Yard, located at 1616 Monte Vista Avenue. The collection is free to Los Angeles County residents and will be hosted in a drive-through style format between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The city asks attendees to wear a face covering and stay in their vehicle with the windows closed during the collection.

“Household hazardous waste and electronic waste should be carefully placed in a sturdy box in the trunk or truck bed to allow for socially distanced collection,” the city shard online.

Hazardous waste that will be accepted include household chemicals such as antifreeze and pesticides, paints, solvents, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, household batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. Sharps including syringes, hypodermic and/or pen needles, lancets, and intravenous needles will also be taken in addition to e-waste such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones.

Residents are reminded that no explosive, ammunition, radioactive materials-controlled substances, trash, tires, or large appliances will be accepted. Sharps material must be placed in a designated bin come collection day. Residents are limited to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste for the upcoming collection.

This collection is only open to L.A. County residents; therefore, no business waste will be accepted. For COVID-19 safety information and other collection tips, visit https://www.ci.claremont.ca.us/home/showpublisheddocument/17429/637739511441970000.

For more information, visit www.lacsd.org/services/solid-waste/household-hazardous-waste-collection/claremont-02-05-22. Residents can contact Los Angeles County Public Works at (888) CLEAN-LA or by visiting www.cleanla.com. In addition, residents can call the Los Angeles County Sanitation District at (800) 238-0173 or go online to www.lacsd.org/hhw.

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