Hazardous Waste Day This Saturday! Do you have items around the house that you would like to get rid of but, because they are considered “hazardous,” are unable to on your normal garbage day?
This Saturday, February 26th, the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources hosts a FREE hazardous waste collection from 9 am to 2 pm at the La Quinta City Hall south Parking lot, 78-495 Calle Tampico. The even is open to all 28 cities and unincorporated areas in Riverside County.
“People might not know where to take items such as paint, pesticides and batteries for proper disposal and so they end up in the garage,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “These temporary household hazardous waste collection events offer a great service in accepting these items. They protect the environment by keeping hazardous waste out of landfills and from harming people, pets and wildlife.”
Accepted items on the upcoming Hazardous Waste Day this Saturday include used motor oil, paint, antifreeze, household and automotive batteries, pesticides, cleaning products, sharps (needles/syringes or lancets) in a sharps container, unused medication (except controlled substances), fluorescent lamps, and electronic waste items such as televisions, computers, VCRs, and telephones.
The collection will not accept explosives, radioactive material, ammunition, asbestos, compressed-gas cylinders over 40 pounds, or infectious or medical waste other than sharps.
Limit the amount of waste transported to no more than 15 gallons, or 125 pounds maximum per vehicle. Individual containers should be no larger than five gallons nor weigh more than 50 pounds. City of La Quinta
For more information, contact the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at (951) 486-3200 or (800) 304-2226 or www.rcwaste.org/hhw.