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County waste department provides free hazardous-waste service in Beaumont on Saturdays

County waste department provides free hazardous-waste service in Beaumont on Saturdays

Author: SuperUser Account/Wednesday, April 1, 2015/Categories: Uncategorized, Living

The Riverside County Waste Management Department today announced a new, free service that supplements the existing household hazardous-waste collection program.  The department recently added an antifreeze, battery, oil, paint (ABOP) and PaintCare Facility at its Lamb Canyon Landfill.  The service is available for free to Riverside County residents from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during non-holiday Saturdays. It is located at 16411 Lamb Canyon Road in Beaumont.

The ABOP and PaintCare Facility will provide an opportunity for Riverside County residents to keep household hazardous waste out of landfills and ensure that it is properly managed. The facility will accept residentially generated recyclable household hazardous wastes from Riverside County residents only.  Waste from businesses or non-profits will not be accepted. 

Typical waste accepted at the facility includes antifreeze, household and automotive batteries, used motor oil, paints, cooking oil, aerosols, mercury containing equipment, fluorescent bulbs/tubes, and electronic wastes such as televisions, computers, VCRs and telephones.  The amount of waste transported can be no more than 15 gallons, or 125 pounds, per vehicle. Individual containers should be no larger than five gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds. The Lamb Canyon landfill also currently provides a kiosk to dispose of used sharps (needles/syringes or lancets).  Sharps should be secured inside a one-gallon, or smaller, rigid plastic container with a secured lid and a biohazard label on the outside. No loose sharps are accepted.

The ABOP and PaintCare Facility is subject to close during inclement weather or for other hazardous conditions as determined by the department. Facility is open on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the department at (951) 486-3200 or (800) 304-2226, or http://www.rcwaste.org/

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