Not all trash is created equal–Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste at Corona's Collection Event
For Immediate Release
February 27, 2019
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 (HHW) recycling event on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City Hall parking lot, 400 S. Vicentia Ave.
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 15 gallons of 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, fluorescent tubes, and many other HHW items.
- E-Waste includes: monitors, computers, televisions, and other electronic items.
- Unused medications and Sharps. Sharps need 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, or loose Sharps 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.
This event is open to all City of Corona residents and Riverside County residents. 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.
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.
DWP Administrative Manager