The free Countywide Household Hazardous and E-Waste Collection Event Program will return to Los Angeles County residents today, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center, located at 1845 Ontario St. in Burbank.
Residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of household hazardous waste, such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint and pesticides; home-generated sharps waste, such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, syringes, lancets and intravenous needles; universal waste, including household batteries and fluorescent light bulbs; and electronic waste, or e-waste, such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos and cell phones.
The event is presented by Los Angeles County Public Works and Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, in cooperation with the city of Burbank and the neighboring cities of Glendale, Los Angeles and San Fernando.
The Los Angeles County Public Works and Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts conduct more than 50 free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection Events annually throughout the county to provide residents with a convenient way to rid their homes of unwanted hazardous materials.
Because hazardous waste can pollute the environment, it is illegal to discard these items in trashcans, sinks and storm drains. The collection events are part of a campaign to promote public awareness of proper disposal practices of household hazardous and e-waste and to provide a convenient, free disposal option.
For more information, visit lacsd.org/services/solid-waste/household-hazardous-waste-collection/burbank-09-09-23, or contact Los Angeles County Public Works at (888) CLEAN LA or CleanLA.com or Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts at (800) 238-0173 or lacsd.org/HHW.
First published in the September 9 print issue of the Burbank Leader.