All that paint thinner, all those dead batteries you have lying around? Another Godzilla waiting to happen. Spare Los Angeles that fate by disposing of your toxic junk at an official L.A. County Department of Public Works Household Hazardous Waste Roundup, like the one in Altadena this Saturday. A quick break down of what you can and cannot bring—
- 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
- CRT’s, old TV’s, misc. electronics
- Mercury thermometers or thermostats
- Used needles or sharps (In a sharps container or sturdy box labeled “SHARPS”)
- Unwanted or expired prescriptions
You CANNOT bring:
- Radioactive materials
- Business Waste
- White goods (stoves, fridges, etc.)
- Controlled substances
And a few more notes on preparation, from the LACDPW:
- Bring the items you wish to dispose of in a sturdy box, preferably in their original, labeled containers.
- Do not EVER mix products together.
- It is ILLEGAL to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste in your personal vehicle.
- Be prepared to leave your containers. Because of permitting requirements, and the volume of people that utilize the program, items such as gasoline cans WILL NOT be returned.
Thanks to Altadenablog for the tip.