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Some things are too toxic to place in regular trash and recycle cans.Alhambra residents will have the opportunity to safely discard of household hazardous waste such as antifreeze, unused pharmaceuticals, car batteries, used motor oil, paint, pesticides, home-generated sharps waste and electronic waste (e-waste) such as TVs and monitors, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones at the Household Hazardous Waste Roundup.

The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County conduct more than 50 free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundups 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 Roundups 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 further information, contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works at 1-888-CLEAN LA or www.CleanLA.com or the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at 1-800-238-0172 or www.lacsd.org.