L.A. COUNTY HAZARDOUS & E-WASTE ROUND UP TO BE HELD IN SANTA ANITA’S INFIELD PARKING LOT ON AUG. 18

ARCADIA, Calif. (Aug. 6, 2012)—The County of Los Angeles will conduct a Hazardous & E-Waste Collection, free of charge to all L.A. County residents, in Santa Anita’s infield parking lot on Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Those interested in participating are encouraged to take Colorado Place, which runs along Santa Anita’s northern perimeter and enter at Gate 6.

“This is one of L.A. County’s largest E-Waste collections for the entire year,” said Santa Anita Director of Community Services and Special Projects Pete Siberell. “We do this annually as a service to the community and we anticipate a big response. We’re set up well, with good access and we’re happy to be in a position to help.”

Los Angeles County E-Waste and Hazardous Waste guidelines permit the following items: Brake fluid, paint, paint thinner, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, household batteries and car batteries, pool chemicals, motor oil, oil filters, expired pharmaceuticals, anti-freeze, and fluorescent light bulbs.

Household electronic waste that will be allowed includes: Computer monitors, televisions, computer CPUs, keyboards, printers, cellular phones, etc.

The following items will not be allowed by L.A. County officials: Hazardous waste and electronic waste from businesses, explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, trash, tires, refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, etc and controlled substances.

Those participating are encouraged to keep items segregated, preferably in a sturdy box or in their original container and to be prepared to leave containers and boxes on-site.

There is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip.

Santa Anita will be open for simulcast wagering on Aug. 18 from tracks across the country, including Golden Gate Fields, Del Mar and Saratoga.

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