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Monrovia : Hazardous Waste Collection

San Gabriel Valley Digest

July 15, 1993

Household hazardous waste may be disposed of Saturday at the Shamrock Business Center, 1600 S. Shamrock Ave.

The free roundup, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is an opportunity for people to recycle or legally and safely discard unwanted household chemicals, according to officials at the city and county public works departments.

Hazardous waste includes paint, motor oil, pesticides, cleaners and other common household chemicals labeled toxic, corrosive, flammable, irritant or poisonous. When improperly stored or illegally discarded through regular trash receptacles, sewer and storm drains, the chemicals become health, environmental and fire hazards, officials said.

Information: The Los Angeles hot line at (800) 773-CITY or the county hot line at (800) 552-5218.

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