Get rid of e-waste Saturday

DOWNEY - Residents with broken or unwanted electronics can have them safely recycled by dropping them off Saturday at the L.A. County Office of Education on Columbia Way.The recycling event is sponsored by the L.A. County Department of Public Works and runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Acceptable items for drop-off include computer monitors, TVs, stereos, fax machines, computer keyboards and cell phones. The collection will also accept household hazardous waste such as paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, fertilizers, oils, cleaners and solvents, pool chemicals, expired medication, nail polish and remover, fluorescent light bulbs, and batteries. There is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per vehicle; all material should be in a box and placed inside the trunk of the car. No trash, tires, explosives, ammunition or radioactive materials will be accepted.

********** Published: August 09, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 17