Residents are encouraged to drop off household hazardous waste items from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Murrieta City Hall parking lot, 1 Town Square, 24601 Jefferson Ave.
The collection is hosted by the Riverside County Waste Management Department and provides an opportunity for residents to keep hazardous waste out of the county landfills and ensure that it is properly managed.
The event will accept residentially generated household hazardous wastes from Riverside County residents only. Business or non-profit waste will not be accepted.
Typical wastes include used motor oil, paint, antifreeze, household and automotive batteries, pesticides, cleaning products, sharps (needles/syringes or lancets), fluorescent lamps, and electronic wastes such as televisions, computers, VCRs and telephones. Limit the amount of waste transported to no more than five gallons or 50 pounds maximum per vehicle.
The collection will not accept explosives, radioactives, ammunition, asbestos, compressed gas cylinders over 40 pounds, and infectious or medical waste other than sharps.
The event is subject to cancellation during inclement weather or for other hazardous conditions as determined by the county.
For more information, contact Riverside County Waste Management Department at 951-486-3200 or 800-304-2226, or www.rivcowm.org.
—News release submitted by Riverside County Waste Management Department