The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation and Environment Thursday is asking people to hold on to their household hazardous waste as its disposal centers for those materials are closed “until further notice.”
All of LASAN’s SAFE Centers — which stands for solvents, automotive, flammables, electronics — are closed and mobile-collection events have been postponed.
A reason for the closures and event postponements was not immediately provided.
Until household hazardous materials can once again be properly disposed, LASAN is asking residents to store those items in a safe place and not discard them in the trash or leave them outside the SAFE Centers.
Household hazardous waste, including items like cans of paint, chemical cleaners and batteries, can cause fires in landfills and garbage trucks, or leach into groundwater, LASAN stated, and the materials should not be placed in recycle containers or trash bins.
Electronic waste can be scheduled for curbside collection by contacting the LASAN 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 or using the MyLA311 app and selecting “electronic waste.”
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