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, June 5 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:
» Please do not attend this event if you have any COVID-19 related symptoms, have been asked to quarantine, or have recently traveled internationally.
» All attendees must wear a face covering and keep vehicle windows up, if possible.
» 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 1.800.238.0173 or visit lacsd.org/hhw.