Parent volunteers Andrew Sherman and Curtis Williams move a TV during Emblem Academy's annual e-waste fundrasining event. Michele Lutes/The Signal.

Household and electronic waste collection set for Saturday

Santa Clarita Valley residents are invited to participate in this weekend’s Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Program, which will be held at the College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus.

Operated by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts and the L.A. County Public Works Department, the drive-through e-waste collection event will allow residents the opportunity to safely discard hazardous and electronic waste that may be found around the household.

In accordance with the law, there is a transportation limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip, according to lacsd.org. However, the event is free and open to all residents of L.A. County.

Waste collection will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and an appointment is not needed, county officials said, adding signs will be posted to direct attendees to the College of the Canyons parking lot where the event will take place.

Items acceptable for drop-off at the pickup are:

  • Motor oil, antifreeze and brake fluid
  • Paint, paint thinner and turpentine
  • Cleaners with acids or lye
  • Pesticides and herbicides
  • Household and car batteries
  • Old computers, television sets and miscellaneous electronics
  • Sharps or used needles
  • Expired or unwanted pharmaceuticals and mercury thermometers

The pickup event will not accept any biohazard and business waste, tires, explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials or controlled substances.

In order to facilitate a smooth process, it’s advised to not mix materials and to drop off the waste in a sturdy box that is preferably an original labeled container, the website states. Participants should expect to leave these containers and gasoline cans at the collection site.
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