Household hazardous waste roundups have been scheduled by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County to dispose of paints, used motor oil, pesticides, solvents, cleaning compounds, automobile batteries and garden products. The only items that cannot be accepted are ammunition, explosives and radioactive material.
Hazardous waste roundups in Southeast Los Angeles County will be Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Conant Street and Clark Avenue in Long Beach, and May 19 at the Sanitation Districts' joint administration office, 1955 Workman Mill Road, Whittier. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
State law allows individuals to transport up to five gallons or 50 pounds of hazardous material at one time. In the case of used motor oil, up to 20 gallons may be transported, as long as no container holds more than five gallons. There will be no charge for the disposal service.