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September 15, 1988
Residents will be able to dispose of household hazardous waste from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Puente Hills landfill, 2800 S. Workman Mill Road. Used motor oil, car batteries, pesticides, cleaning products and other unwanted materials can be taken to the landfill for collection by hazardous waste contractors. A spokesman for the county Sanitation Districts, which runs the landfill, said paint, explosives and ammunition will not be accepted.
April 13, 1995 | HOLLY J. WAGNER
The city will offer a free seminar Wednesday on the dangers of household hazardous waste. Residents are invited to learn more about how to use, store and dispose of hazardous materials, what and how containers may be reused, non-hazardous alternatives to some products, and laws regarding the disposal of household hazardous waste. Disposal hours at Orange County hazardous waste facilities have been limited since the county went bankrupt in December.
June 20, 1992 | BLAINE HALLEY
Los Angeles County residents may dispose of their household hazardous waste at a free roundup conducted by the county today in Lancaster. Waste such as motor oil, cleaners with acids or lye, paint, turpentine, pesticides and herbicides will be collected from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at a former auto sales lot at 43422 10th St. West.
November 9, 1989
A total of 110 residents turned in 12,864 pounds of paint, pesticides and other substances at a first-ever hazardous waste roundup sponsored by the city of Beverly Hills on Oct. 14, Public Works Administrator Robert C. Bammes said. The cost of the event worked out to $228 per person, but it was worthwhile, Bammes said, because otherwise the hazardous stuff would have polluted the water supply or harmed garbage men or their trucks.
May 12, 1991
Old batteries, paint, solvents, herbicides, pesticides and pool chemicals will be collected at Household Hazardous Waste Roundups Saturday at Rockwell International, 2825 E. Avenue P in Palmdale, and June 15 at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. Both events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at no cost to county residents. The program is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works and Sanitation Districts.
September 11, 1996 | BILL BILLITER
A one-year, $17,000 contract to remove city-generated hazardous waste has been awarded to Consolidated Waste Industries Inc. of Montclair, the lowest bidder, according to a city staff report. "Another key reason why staff is recommending CWI is that their proposal specified that they would recycle all hazardous wastes generated by the city, thereby avoiding land filling of the wastes," the staff report said.
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