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Hazardous Waste

It is illegal to dispose household hazardous wastes (HHW) in the garbage, down drains, or onto the ground. As further explained at this State of California website, the following wastes are banned from the trash: fluorescent lights, batteries, most electronic devices, household and landscape chemicals (including pesticides and pool care products), paints and solvents, treated wood, building materials containing asbestos, motor oil, antifreeze, compressed gas cylinders, and needles and sharps generated in home health care.

As explained on the Glendale Fire Department website, household hazardous waste is accepted at the City's Environmental Management Center (EMC)

Wednesdays and Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Environmental Management Center
780 Flower St.
Glendale, CA 91201

Please call (818) 548-3862 for a pre-recorded message on types and quantities of waste accepted as well as who is eligible to use this city service.

No Drugs Down The Drain, Please!

Flushing pharmaceuticals down the toilet is not a good practice. These products are pollutants which contaminate water sources. Samples of stream water have detected human drugs, veterinary drugs, detergents, personal care products, fragrances, insecticides and other chemicals. In addition, small traces of prescription drugs have even been detected in fish.

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Last modified: Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:44:22 PM