Hazardous Waste Disposal
Hazardous waste materials include but are not limited to paints, pesticides, fertilizer, pool chemicals, motor oil and other petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, electronic appliances and computers, fluoresecent light bulbs and tubes, batteries, and tires. General information and answers to questions about household hazardous waste and proper disposal can be found by visiting the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works web site or by calling 1-888-CLEAN LA.
Hazardous waste cannot be placed in the trash. If Athens staff identifies hazardous waste in household trash, it will be tagged as hazardous and will not be collected. Hazardous waste must be taken to a Household Harzardous Waste Roundup or a permanent S.A.F.E Collection Center.
Household Hazardous Waste Roundups are one-day events hosted by the Sanitation of Districts of Los Angeles County (LACSD) and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works on Saturdays at various locations around Los Angeles County. The Planning Department maintains a list of upcoming roundup events. A schedule of upcoming roundup events is also available on the LACSD website.
Business owners: Please note that businesses cannot take hazardous materials to Household Hazardous Waste Roundups; these events are for residents only. Please visit the SmartBusiness Recycling website to find a location or company to help you dispose of hazardous materials.
S.A.F.E. (Solvents / Automotive / Flammables / Electronics) Collection Centers are permanent facilitites that are open every weekend. The center that is closest to Glendora is located at the Los Angeles-Glendale Treatment Plan at 4600 Colorado Boulevard in Los Angeles (see map). Additional information about the S.A.F.E. Collection Center and a list of other centers is available on the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works web site.
Electronic waste or e-waste includes televisions, computers, cell phones, and other electronic items. E-waste cannot be placed in the trash. E-waste can be taken to a Household Hazardous Waste Roundup event or S.A.F.E. Collection Center. E-waste is also accepted at the Puente Hills Material Recovery Facility Recycle Center and at all Goodwill Retail Stores and Donation Centers. The Goodwill stores in Glendora are located at 526 W. Foothill Boulevard and 1936 E. Route 66.
Most batteries, including regular houshold AA, AAA, C, and, D batteries, are considered hazardous waste and cannot be placed in the trash. Batteries can be taken to any Household Hazardous Waste Roundup event or S.A.F.E. Collection Center. In Glendora, used batteries are also accepted at Mission Ace Hardware located at 513 South Glendora Avenue (see map).
Pharmaceuticals only (no sharps containers) are accepted at the Glendora Police Department at 150 S. Glendora Avenue (see map).
Pharmaceuticals and sharps disposal containers are accepted at the San Dimas Sherriff’s Station at 270 S. Walnut Avenue in San Dimas (see map).
Sharps disposal containers are available for purchase from the City of Glendora Planning Department for the discounted price of $1.00 for Glendora residents (limit 5 per customer).
Motor oil is considered hazardous waste and must be disposed of properly. Motor oil cannot be placed in the trash or poured out on the ground or in the gutter.
The City of Glendora Planning Department has containers for collecting and storing used motor oil available free of charge to Glendora residents.
Used motor oil can be taken to any Household Hazardous Waste Roundup event or S.A.F.E. Collection Center. Used motor oil is also accepted at several locations in and around Glendora. Locations can be found by searching on the CalRecycle web site.
Tires cause a variety of environmental hazards if not disposed of properly, and must be recycled. There are a variety of locations in Los Angeles County that accept tires for recycling, usually for a small fee. In addition, free tire recycling events are held several times per year at various locations around the County.
The next free tire recycling event will be held on September 21, 2013 in the City of Duarte. See flyer for information.