Hazardous Waste Collections in LA

Hazardous Waste Collections in LA

Laure Joliet
Mar 4, 2008
So you finished your January Jumpstart project and now you're left with empty spray cans, half empty paint cans, a battery or two and five cfl bulbs. You know you're not supposed to put them in the trash, so where the heck do you take them anyway? All the details after the jump: Here's what the Los Angeles City Sanitation Department will accept (for free!) as a part of their Household Hazardous Waste Roundup: • Motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid • Used antifreeze • Paint, paint thinner, turpentine • Cleaners with acid or lye • Pesticides or herbicides • Household batteries or car batteries • Pool chemicals • CRT's, old TV's, misc. electronics • Mercury thermometers or thermostats • Unwanted or expired prescriptions There are permanent collection sites all over the city: Glendale 4600 Colorado Boulevard LA, 90039 Open Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm Boyle Heights 2649 East Washington Blvd. LA, 90021 Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9am-3pm West LA @ UCLA 550 E Young Charles Drive West LA, 90095 Thursday, Friday, Saturday 8am-2pm (Electronic waste only on Saturdays) Playa Del Rey @ Hyperion Treatment Plant 7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B Playa Del Rey Saturday and Sunday, 9am-3pm There are also one day collection events scheduled for each weekend in different parts of LA. For all the details check out the website or call 1-800-988-6942.
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