Leaked from cars and trucks or dumped illegally into storm drains, motor oil can be a troublesome source of storm water pollution. To encourage Los Angeles County residents to dispose of their used motor oil for free at local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events, the County of Los Angeles and ESPN LA have joined forces and formed “Team Clean LA.”
Starting now, and continuing every Saturday throughout the month of February, Los Angeles County residents can enter to win a VIP night, complete with limousine service, dinner for two at L.A. Live and tickets to a basketball game at Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. To enter the Team Clean LA sweepstakes, residents will need to bring their used oil products to one of the following HHW collection events. The events are held, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1/28/12 – City of Hermosa Beach, Clark Stadium
Valley Drive between 8th and 11th Streets Hermosa Beach 90806
2/4/12 – City of Claremont, Claremont Corporate Yard
1616 Monte Vista Avenue, Claremont 91711
2/11/12 – City of Gardena, Hitco Carbon Composites
1551 West 139th Street, Gardena 90249
2/18/12 – City of Diamond Bar, Gateway Corporate Center
1300 Block of Bridge Gate Drive Diamond Bar 91765
2/25/12 – Marina Del Rey
Dock 52 Parking Lot, Fiji Way Marina Del Rey 90292
County residents can also dispose of other toxic automotive and household products, including brake fluid, paint and paint thinner, household cleansers, pesticides, herbicides, batteries, pool chemicals, oil filters, expired medication, antifreeze, fluorescent light bulbs and sharps (syringes and needles). Household electronic waste, known as e-Waste, is also welcome.
For more information on future HHW Collection events, visit www.cleanla.com, follow us on Twitter @CleanLA, or call (888) Clean LA.