Toxic Trash Drive-Thru Collection in Monrovia on Halloween

You can trash expired pharmaceuticals at this event. | Photo courtesy of LA County Sanitation Districts

The City of Monrovia, in conjunction with the County of Los Angeles, will host a free household hazardous and electronic waste drive-thru collection on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event is open to Los Angeles County residents. No business waste will be accepted.

Adhere to the following guidelines if you plan on getting rid of some toxic trash:

  • Carefully secure items in your trunk/pick-up bed. Hazardous waste must be in your trunk/pick-up bed with no other items.
  • Waste should be in a sturdy box, preferably in their original containers. Be prepared to leave containers.
  • No explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, controlled substances, trash, tires, or large appliances (like refrigerators, stoves and washing machines).
  • Sharps disposal will require exiting your vehicle in a designated location to deposit them in a bin.
  • Limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip.

Attendees should wear a face covering and remain in their vehicles with windows closed, if possible. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, have been asked to quarantine, or have recently traveled internationally, you should stay home.

According to the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, you can bring the following items:

  • 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.
  • CRTs, TVs, miscellaneous electronics.
  • Mercury thermometers or thermostats.
  • Fluorescent light bulbs.
  • Used needles or sharps (in a sharps container or a sturdy box labeled “sharps”) (more information).
  • Unwanted or expired prescriptions (more information).

For more information, click here.


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