Residents can dump unwanted e-waste

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In with the new, out with the old.After getting new gadgets for Christmas, residents might be looking for a place to dump the old ones.Enter the Los Angeles County of Public Works and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County’s Household Hazardous and E-Waste Roundup Program.Next month, residents can dispose of old VCRs, stereos, fax machines, computer keyboards and monitors, cell phone and other electronic equipment, along with paint, paint remover, used motor oil and other hazardous products, officials announced.The program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Rio Hondo College Fire Training Academy, 11400 Greenstone Ave., Santa Fe Springs.“Electronic waste is a growing problem,” county Supervisor Gloria Molina said in a statement. “The roundup offers county residents a convenient way to discard common household products that are hazardous to people and pets.”Although a roundup is held every Saturday somewhere in the county, the one coming up in February will be the first of the year for residents in Santa Springs and surrounding neighborhoods, said Julie Watt of BBPR Inc., a public relations firm hired to get the word out about the program.Since the first roundup in 1988, more than 700,000 households have participated in the program. Residents have dropped off more than 3.6 million gallons of old paint, 870,000 gallons of used motor oil, 147 tons of old batteries, 60 tons of used oil filters and thousands of pounds of miscellaneous household waste.“The improper disposal of household hazardous waste and e-waste poses a public health threat,” Santa Fe Springs Mayor Louie Gonzales said.last_img read more