Published : Wednesday, June 5, 2019 | 11:57 AM
Some waste is derived from toxic substances found in certain household and electronic products. It is actually illegal to discard these items in trash cans, sinks and storm drainsso that disposing of them requires an extra level of care.
To that end, Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County will be holding another free countywide Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup in Pasadena June 8.
During the event, residents throughout the Pasadena area and nearby cities can bring their hazardous wastes and electronic waste for proper disposal to Brookside Park’s Parking Lot I at 360 North Arroyo Boulevard in Pasadena, just south of the Rose Bowl.
That’s the collection point for household antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets, and intravenous needles for disposal.
Universal waste including household batteries and fluorescent light bulbs, will all be accepted, as will be electronic waste such as televisions, monitors, computers, stereos, and old cell phones.
The event is one of more than 50 such roundups the County holds annually across LA to provide residents with a convenient way to rid their homes of unwanted hazardous materials.
The Roundups are part of a campaign to promote public awareness of proper disposal practices of household hazardous and e-waste.
This event on Saturday, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is being conducted in cooperation with the City of Pasadena and the neighboring cities of Alhambra, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge, San Gabriel, San Marino, and South Pasadena.