L.A. County, Fox Sports and Dodgers Raise Awareness of Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste

Flammable, corrosive, poisonous, and toxic products found in homes and garages can be harmful to human health and the environment if not disposed properly.

So, to help encourage residents to dispose of their household hazardous and electronic waste (HHW/E- waste) properly, Los Angeles County, AM 570 Fox Sports Radio and the LA Dodgers have teamed up to launch a public education campaign,  “Begin With The End in Mind,” featuring former Dodger great, Nomar Garciaparra.

The campaign, which will provide valuable information on household hazardous and electronic waste programs and services, will launch tomorrow, Friday, May 30, 2014, during the Dodgers vs. Pittsburg game with a live on-air interview with LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, and a Dodgervision video public service announcement with Garciaparra and ABC7News Reporter, Alysha Del Valle.

Residents can take part in free (HHW/E- waste) collection events every weekend throughout LA County. Other items accepted for collection include: unused non-controlled pharmaceuticals, needles and syringes, antifreeze, car batteries, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, used motor oil, pesticides, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, TVs, computers, VCRs, stereos, and cell phones.

Residents can bring up to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of HHW per vehicle. Business/commercial waste is not accepted.

For additional information on future events, or  the type of materials accepted at our collection centers, visit the County of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works website at www.CleanLA.com , follow us on Twitter @CLEANLA or call (888) CLEAN LA.