Sunday, February 13, 2011

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

The Riverside County Waste Management and the City of La Quinta will host a Household Hazardous Waste
Collection Event on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at the City Hall south parking lot (78-495 Calle Tampico)
from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It’s FREE!
Acceptable items include: motor oil, paint, antifreeze, pesticides and cleaning products; electronics such as televisions,
computers, VCRs and telephones. Unacceptable items include explosives, infectious or medical waste (other than
sharps), ammunition, radioactive material, asbestos or appliances.
County residents are asked to limit waste to no more than 5 gallons or 50 pounds per trip per vehicle. Waste
from businesses and nonprofits will not be taken. This year there has been a second FREE event added, which will
take place on May 14, 2011.
City residents are also able to dispose of the above types of household hazardous waste at the Riverside County Household Hazardous and Universal Waste Collection
Facility at 1100 Vella Road (in Palm Springs) on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For latex paint, used engine oil, antifreeze and batteries (only), the Coachella Valley
Transfer Station, located at 87-011 Landfill Road (near Coachella), is open Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
For additional information, call (760) 777-7120 or email