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City to Host E-Waste/HHW Collection Event

The City of Pico Rivera, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Waste (E-waste) collection event on Saturday, February 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Southern California Gas Company, 8101 Rosemead Blvd.

HHW is any leftover product labeled toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant that needs to be discarded. E-waste is any electronic product that has reached the end of its useful life. Many of these products can be reused, refurbished or recycled. Proper disposal of these items is important to prevent harmful toxins from entering our waste stream and endangering the community and the environment. 

Examples of HHW include fertilizer, pesticides, paints, automobile fluids, lead and acid batteries, medicines, beauty products, products in aerosol cans, cleaning sprays, fluorescent lights and pool chemicals. E-waste includes computers, televisions, VCRs, stereos, copiers and fax machines.

The following items will not be accepted at the collection: explosives, ammunition, radioactive products, HHW/ E-waste from businesses, trash, tires or white goods (refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc.)

Tips for the HHW/E-waste event:

  • Pack HHW in cardboard boxes so that it does not spill during transport. Be prepared to leave your containers and boxes.
  • Put like chemicals together. Separate unlike chemicals.
  • Label materials that are not in their original containers.
  • Make sure containers are not leaking and lids are tightly sealed.
  • Transport your boxes in the car trunk, away from passengers. Remove all other items from the trunk.

For more information about this or future collections, call 562.801.4388.

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