Reduce Risks Associated with Storing Household Hazardous Waste Products at Home

Leftover bags of lawn chemicals, used motor oil, or paint and paint remover from the last remodeling project are products that are harmful to humans, animals, and the environment. There is always the risk of injury and poisoning, as well as spills,that can result in fire danger and explosions if they continue to be stored at home.

The City of Alhambra recommends disposing of household hazardous waste at a free Household Hazard Waste Collection (HHW) event sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works for L.A. County residents. HHW should never beplaced in a trash bin, discarded on the ground, or poured down the sink or a storm drain.

All residents of Los Angeles County are encouraged to dispose up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of household hazardous waste free of charge at one of the County’s monthly mobile collection events. Attendants will pull the items from your trunk — no need to even get out of the car. Items to pack up include adhesive, aerosol cans, antifreeze, auto fluids, batteries, fluorescent lights, combustible fluids, herbicides, pesticides, pool chemicals, and oil-based paints and stains, etc.

The nearest County-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste collection event this month will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 18, at El Monte Airport, 4233 N. Santa Anita Ave., El Monte 91731. For other dates, refer to the County’s Household Hazardous Waste calendar at www.CleanLA.com.

Dec 2021


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