Riverside County residents can drop off their hazardous waste for free this weekend in Cathedral City, it was announced Thursday.
Paint, fertilizers, motor parts and fluorescent light bulbs are among the items allowed at the drop-off slated for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Edom Hill Transfer Station, located at 70-100 Edom Hill Road.
“These temporary household hazardous waste collection events offer a great service in accepting these items,” Supervisor Manuel Perez said. “They protect the environment by keeping hazardous waste out of landfills and from harming people, pets and wildlife.”
Certain materials, including explosives, ammunition and asbestos, will not be accepted.
The free event hosted by the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources is open to all county residents, but only waste from households, not businesses, will be accepted.
Loads are limited to 15 gallons, or 125 pounds, per vehicle. Individual containers should be no larger than five gallons, nor weigh more than 50 pounds, organizers said.
Residents must wear facial coverings if within 6 feet of a member of another household.
The event differs from recent drop-off events for “bulky” waste such as tires, furniture and appliances.
Anyone who misses the drop-off event can take their hazardous waste to the county facility in Palm Springs at 1100 Vella Road, which is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
Additional information can be found at www.rcwaste.org or by calling 951-486-3200.
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