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).
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