Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event June 6, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 28, 2015 #035-15

FREE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL, E-WASTE RECYCLING JUNE 6, 2015

Public Works E-Waste LogoPASADENA, Calif.—Residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste and recycle electronics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Parking Lot K, south of the Rose Bowl Stadium, 1001 Rose Bowl Dr.  The free event is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in cooperation with the City’s Department of Public Works.

Household hazardous waste and e-waste collection sites will be arranged at different stations in Parking Lot K.  Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling through the area and to follow instructions given by event staff.  Please be advised that document shredding will not be provided at the event.

Household hazardous waste items include used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, automobile and household batteries, paint, brake fluid, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, expired pharmaceuticals and fluorescent light bulbs.

E-waste items include computers, keyboards, printers, monitors, laptops, docking stations, scanners, shredders, fax machines, computer mice, telephones, televisions, flat screens, VCRs, DVD players, PDAs, cassette players, tape drives, stereos and household batteries.  Many of these products have parts that can be recycled.  Please do not bring explosives, radioactive materials, trash and tires, controlled substances and household appliances.

The public can bring a maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of household hazardous waste. There is no limit for the amount of e-waste the public can recycle.  For more information about the free event, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/PublicWorks/One-dayE-WasteCollectionEvents.  For more information about the Los Angeles County hazardous waste disposal program, call (888) Clean LA, (888) 253-2652, or (800) 238-0172.

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT: 

William H. Boyer
Pasadena Public Information Officer
City Manager’s Office
(626) 744-4755, wboyer@cityofpasadena.net

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