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Not all trash is created equal–Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste at Corona's Collection Event

Post Date:10/05/2018 3:30 PM

For Immediate Release
October 5, 2018

NOT ALL TRASH IS CREATED EQUAL – DISPOSE OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AT CORONA’S COLLECTION EVENT

CORONA, CA–Don’t throw hazardous waste items in your trash can–let the Riverside County Waste Management Department properly dispose of them for you. The City of Corona will be hosting a household hazardous waste recycling event on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City Hall parking lot, 400 S. Vicentia Ave. This event is open to all City of Corona residents and Riverside County residents.

HHW collection events provide you the opportunity to properly dispose of HHW and Electronic Waste (E-Waste) and it’s FREE! Here are some important guidelines to follow:

  • You may bring up to fifteen (15) gallons of a hazardous liquid waste or a total of 125 pounds maximum per car, per trip. Multiple trips are allowed.
  • Keep original labels on containers. The container shall be marked and secured to prevent leaks. Do not mix materials. Containers holding gasoline will not be returned.
  • Use a sturdy box to transport the HHW materials in the trunk of your car.
  • HHW includes: latex paints, pesticides, oils, solvents, cleansers, antifreeze, used oil and filters, aerosol cans, chlorine, BBQ propane tanks, household and automotive batteries, Sharps (Sharps must be in sealed hard plastic containers. No loose sharps.), fluorescent tubes and many other HHW items.
  • E-Waste includes: monitors, computers, televisions, and other electronic items.
  • Unused medication needs to be transported and provided to the County in either a designed sharps disposal container or a hard-plastic container such as an empty milk or juice jug or a large plastic jar, no soft material, glass or paper carton containers will be processed.
    The following will not be accepted:
  • Business or Non-profit waste, explosives/ammunition, medical waste, waste in 55-gallon drums, radioactive materials, appliances and tires.

For a listing of upcoming events or additional information, please visit the Riverside County Waste Management Department at www.rcwaste.org or call (800) 304-2226.

Click here to view County HHW Flyer.   Haz clic aquí para español.

About the City of Corona: Corona is located adjacent to Orange County California at the junction of the 91 and 15 freeways with a population of more than 160,000 residents. For more information regarding the City of Corona visit www.CoronaCA.gov.

Media Contact

Curtis Showalter
DWP Administrative Manager
951-279-3677
Curtis.Showalter@CoronaCA.gov 

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