APPLE VALLEY, Calif. – If the holidays brought new electronics and appliances but no plan for what to do with the old ones, the staff at the Town of Apple Valley Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility can help.
Located at 13450 Nomwaket Road between Powhatan & Ottawa roads, the facility is open the first four Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather permitting, and will accept electronics, medications, and other waste free of charge.
Household hazardous waste is any material generated from normal household activity that may threaten human health or the environment when disposed of improperly. For example, one gallon of motor oil can contaminate a million gallons of drinking water. Left over chemicals and cleaners, medicines or hobby supplies can sicken animals or people. Dumping oil or any other chemical is a crime, both legally and environmentally.
This disposal service is free to San Bernardino County. No hazardous business waste is accepted with the exception of electronic waste. The Town contracts with San Bernardino County Fire HHW which arranges for safe recycling or disposal of the waste as well as training workers.
For safe transport, make sure the amount of waste does not exceed five gallons per container and a total of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per trip. Check that the waste containers are properly sealed. Keep the waste in its original container if possible. Otherwise, label its contents clearly. Place the waste securely in the vehicle for safe transport to the collection center.
Call (760) 240-7521 for more information or visit www.GreenAppleValley.org for a complete list of accepted items.
(source: Town of Apple Valley news release)