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February 4, 2011 | By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times
Target Corp. has agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a multiyear government investigation into the alleged dumping of hazardous waste by the retail chain, according to court documents filed this week. The settlement, pending final approval by a judge, is part of a bigger push by prosecutors throughout the state to crack down on environmental violations by big-box retailers and follows multimillion-dollar settlements in recent years with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Home Depot. Under the tentative agreement, the Minneapolis-based retail giant admits no wrongdoing but will pay about $3.4 million to the California attorney general's office.
October 8, 1992
The city's fall roundup of household hazardous waste will be Nov. 1. Used oil, car batteries, antifreeze, paints, solvents, pesticides, pool acids and household cleaners are among the items that will be disposed of at no charge to residents. Some chemicals are neutralized, and others are taken to a landfill and disposed of as hazardous waste, said Norman Berezowsky, the city's solid waste manager. The roundup, in its fourth year, is held twice a year in a city parking lot at 341 N.
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.
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.
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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