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Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

FREE DISPOSAL FOR CITY & COUNTY RESIDENTS

NEW! HOUSEHOLD BATTERY DISPOSAL DROP BOX
(For more information,click here)

Program Description
City and county residents may drop off hazardous household products and electronic discards at no charge during our monthly household hazardous waste disposal events. Limit total chemical load to less than 5 gallons or 50 pounds (California State Law maximum transportation limitation.)  See below for a list of most items we will accept. Collection dates are shown below.


      Location           

 Next to the Public Works Yard 
 512 North Langstaff 
   Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 

 

 

 

            

 

 

 

COLLECTION DATES & TIME

 

Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.on the following Saturdays in 2014:                               

February 1

July 12

March 1

August 2

April 5

September 6

May 3

October 4

June 7

November 1

We accept the following materials and others:

Automotive chemicals
Batteries
(auto, household & rechargeable nicads)
Electronics
(including TVs, computers & monitors, VCRs, etc.)
Fluorescent tubes & bulbs
Household chemicals  

Household cleaners
Household pesticides
Paint
Used motor oil
Pool chemicals
Sharps (hypodermic needles)* See below
Other...

For more about Household Hazardous Waste call PH 1-800-304-2226, or www.rivcowm.org

Proper Disposal of Medication and Sharps
Most medications are not considered hazardous waste and can be disposed of in regular trash.  Remove personal information from all containers before disposal.

Liquid

  • Empty liquid medication onto absorbent paper towels or rags and throw IN TRASH.
Pill
  • Crush pills, mix with coffee grounds or kitty litter, dispose of mixture IN TRASH.
Inhaler
  • Empty container, expel propellant, and toss empty cylinder IN TRASH.    
Sharps/Needles    
  • Must be placed in a secure approved sharps container and brought to a Household Hazardous Waste collection for disposal.

FREE Biohazard labels are available at the HHW events or by phone (951) 486-3200 or to print your own sharps labels and instructions, download Biohazard label from Riverside County Waste Management.  Labels allow residents to make their own approved sharps from a hard sided PLASTIC container like a bleach or laundry detergent bottle with a secure lid.  Place a label on the container that identifies - "Biohazard", secure the lid, and tape the container closed. Legislation requires all sharps must be placed in an approved container, beginning in 2008.

Small Business Waste Information
Business waste is not accepted at the HHW Collection Program.  Businesses can get information on disposal at 1-888-722-4234 or go to Riverside County Environmental Heath website.

 

HOUSEHOLD BATTERY DISPOSAL DROP BOX

The City of Lake Elsinore is proud to a part of the new Battery Recycling Program sponsored by Western Riverside Council of Governments and funded by a grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board. This collection program is FREE!!

WHY RECYCLE HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES?  By recycling batteries, you are reducing the potential of producing the following problems or hazards:

  • Polluting lakes and streams as the metals vaporize into the air when burned
  • Contributing to heavy metals that potentially may leak from solid waste landfills
  • Exposing the environment and water to lead and acid
LOOK FOR THE DROP BOX

Kiosk

Lake Elsinore Senior Center
420 E. Lakeshore Drive
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530
Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM*

 

* Please note, an error on the brochure was made, the correct hours for the Senior Center
are from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

 

 

ALL POSITIVE CONTACTS MUST BE TAPED TO PREVENT SHORTING AND POSSIBLY A FIRE.
Battery Insulator tape is provided at the kiosk, which meets D.O.T. compliant standards for proper insulation of battery contacts.  You may tape the ends from home using masking tape or duct tape; even a band aid will work!
For more information go to www.NOSPARK.net

 

Last updated: 1/13/2014 4:40:42 PM