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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

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The County of Los Angeles provides FREE Drop-Off events for residents to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste, electronic waste and universal waste.  

South Pasadena's next local event will be Saturday, August 18th from 9 am. - .2 p.m. at the South Pasadena Unified School District Parking Lot (Diamond Ave. and Mission St.). 

DROP OFF EVENTS 
To easily find the next local drop off event, check out CLEANLA's calendar. Note: The City of South Pasadena usually holds an event in the fall.

For more information on what is accepted and where you can take it, visit CleanLA.com or call 888-CleanLA.

There are a variety of hazardous and non-hazardous items you can dispose of here in South Pasadena.  For details, check out the City's Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Directory.

Less Hazardous Products - Whenever possible, use less hazardous products to clean and get rid of unwanted pests.  For details, check out Less Toxic Alternatives to Common Hazardous Household Products.Used Motor Oil Logo

Used Motor Oil Facts - By volume, used motor oil is one of the largest hazardous waste streams in California: Almost 115 million gallons are sold in the state each year. While about 70 percent is collected after use, it continues to be a serious environmental problem because it is insoluble and contains heavy metals and toxic chemicals. It makes its way into lakes, streams, and oceans via the storm water system and endangers fish, waterfowl, insects, and other aquatic life. In addition, one gallon of used motor oil can foul the taste of 1 million gallons of water.

Used Oil Drop-Off Sites - There are dozens of local drop off sites to take used motor oil.  Click here to find the closest certified site.

How Often Should You Change Your Oil?  Do you know when your motor oil needs to be changed?  The old standard of 3,000 miles is woefully out of date and no longer applies to most cars. Many cars, even older models, can be driven up to 5,000, 7,500, 10,000, and even 15,000 miles before needing an oil change.  Drivers may likely save time and money in service costs and do the environment a big favor — without hurting their car or compromising auto performance in the least. To find out when the oil on your car should be changed, check out "Check Your Number".                

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