City to host hazardous waste collection

Workers unload a computer and keyboards from a truck during the Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup held at the Via Princessa Metrolink Station in Santa Clarita on Saturday, 073121. Dan Watson/The Signal

The city of Santa Clarita is inviting residents to dispose of their unwanted household hazardous and electronic waste at the free household hazardous/e-waste collection event on Saturday.

The event is a safe and free opportunity for residents to dispose of their hazardous household and electronic waste (e-waste), such as antifreeze, paint, paint thinner, turpentine, motor oil, oil filters, brake fluid, cleaners with acid or lye, pool chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, household batteries or car batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, CRT’s, televisions and other miscellaneous electronics such as cell phones, printers and stereos.

Needles or sharps (in a sharps container or a sturdy box labeled “sharps”) and unwanted or expired prescriptions may also be disposed of.

In preparation for the event, waste items should be packed in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled container, in the trunk of the participant’s vehicle.

Participants should be prepared to leave any containers or boxes at the collection site and must remain in their vehicle while trained staff removes the hazardous waste from the vehicle’s trunk.

Items not eligible for disposal include:

  • Ammunition, radioactive materials and explosives. 
  • Controlled substances and biohazardous waste. 
  • “White goods,” including refrigerators, water heaters and other similar domestic appliances. 
  • Waste from businesses. 

All Los Angeles County residents are welcome to attend the event, and reservations are not needed to participate. A transportation limit of 125 pounds or 15 gallons per vehicle is enforced.

It is recommended that all attendees wear a face covering and remain in their vehicles with the windows closed.

The household hazardous/e-waste collection event is scheduled 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the south parking lot at College of the Canyons, located at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road in Valencia.

For more information about the event and additional household hazardous waste permanent collection centers, visit  or call 888-CLEAN LA (253-2652), or visit to learn more about upcoming green events. 

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