ATHENS SERVICES RECYCLING

Hazardous Waste

General Information

Hazardous Waste


Athens Services kindly requests that you do not place hazardous materials into your trash. Hazardous Waste items include most paints, paint thinners, cleaners with acid or lye, pesticides or herbicides, brake fluids, anti-freeze, motor oil, oil filters and other petroleum derivatives and solvents, expired pharmaceuticals, home-generated sharps, household batteries and car batteries, pool chemicals, and fluorescent light bulbs are considered hazardous waste. Petroleum derivatives such as motor oil and also solvents are considered hazardous waste. E-Waste includes most televisions, cell phones, computer monitors, keyboards, printers, etc.

State and Federal laws require special handling for these wastes and for proper disposal. Take the listed items to any of the FREE Hazardous Waste Roundup Events sponsored by the County of Los Angeles. For more info visit the County of Los Angeles Department Public Works website at www.cleanla.com or call their (888) Clean-LA hotline.