Household Hazardous and E-Waste Disposal

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Household Hazardous & E-Waste Disposal
Residential Toxic Household Waste Disposal paint
Call 888-CLEANLA for Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Products deemed hazardous to people and the environment must be separated from the regular trash and collected for safe disposal.
To help you properly dispose of such items, the County of Los Angeles offers free countywide Household Hazardous Waste collections throughout LA County almost every weekend. Residents can find out the latest scheduled roundups, or obtain information by calling the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works at (888) CLEAN LA (253-2652), the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at (888) 238-0172 . The roundups are always on Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., rain or shine. Visit the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts website for a current schedule of collection roundups.

Please properly dispose of the following hazardous items:
  • Paint, cleaners/solvents, and fertilizers.
  • “Sharps” (which are defined as hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of medications).
  • Thermostats, thermometers and novelty items: Thermometers, greeting cards that play music, shoes with lighted soles, and certain maze games contain mercury.
  • Pilot light sensors, electric switches, barometers, blood pressure devices, stoves, ovens, water heaters, space heaters, clothes dryers, and furnaces frequently use mercury switches.
  • Aerosol cans: Flammable propellants such as butane can remain in aerosol cans if not completely empty. If a can is marked “flammable” or “toxic,” it should not be tossed into the trash unless it is completely empty of all contents.

Residential Electronic Waste Disposal
For free curbside pick-up, call Valley Vista Services at (800)442-6454

It is illegal to dispose of the items listed below (commonly referred to as E-Waste and U-Waste) in your trash. However, thanks to a grant by the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) the City of Walnut can offer a free curbside E-Waste and U-Waste collection program for the residents of Walnut.

This program is offered to all residents of Walnut at no additional charge to their current monthly fee. Residents wishing to dispose of electronic waste materials listed below should call Valley Vista Services (800) 442-6454 to schedule a no-cost collection.

Examples of Electronic & Universal Waste
  • CRT’s (computer monitors)
  • Televisions and radios
  • CPU’s (computers) also laptops and hand held devices
  • Telephones, answering machines and cell phones
  • Keyboards, mice, cables, routers, modems, and other computer peripherals
  • Microwave ovens, small window air conditioners, fans, and small refrigerators
  • Scanners and printers (non-commercial units only)
  • VCR’s, CD players, stereos, speakers, head phones, etc.
  • Fax machines, copiers (non-commercial desk top units)
  • Toasters, toaster ovens, curling irons, etc.
  • CD-ROM’s, computer discs, old VCR tapes
  • Household and cell phone batteries
  • Lamps & Fluorescent tubes

Used Oil and Oil Filter Recycling Recycle Old Oil
Walnut residents can help prevent pollution of our ground water and oceans by recycling their used oil. Residents who take their used oil and oil filters to one of the certified Used Oil Collection Centers in Walnut (listed below) are eligible to receive a 4-cent per quart of used oil rebate from the collection center. Walnut residents may pick up free used oil containers and used oil filter containers at the Maintenance and Recreation Facility at 21701 E. Valley Blvd. (proof of residency required).

The current Certified Used Oil Collection Centers in Walnut are:
  • Firestone Tires 860 N. Nogales Street, 626.965.2224
  • The Oilmen, 856 N. Nogales Street, 626.965.4798
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts (formerly Kragen), 18724 Amar Road, 626.965.6012
  • Mobil Xpress Lube, 762 N. Nogales Street, 626.965.6032

(Please call ahead for hours of operation. Used oil can only be dropped off during working hours.)

CA Paint Stewardship Law
The California Paint Stewardship Law is the first major extended producer responsibility law in California and shifts the responsibility of paint management from local governments to the paint manufacturers.

Residents and businesses of Walnut can now recycle their leftover paint for free at designated paint retail stores. This new program is administered by PaintCare.

PaintCare "Program Products" include interior and exterior architectural coatings sold in containers of 5 gallons or less. In general, designated paint retailers will accept all house paint and primers, stains, sealers, and clear coatings (such as shellac and varnish) but they will not accept aerosols (spray cans), solvents, and products intended for industrial or non-architectural use.

Please visit the PaintCare website (www.PaintCare.org) to review which products are acceptable before dropping off your paint. In addition, due to the overwhelming response to the program, please call the site prior to bringing them your leftovers to make sure they are able to accept your paint and to check on the quantity of paint they will accept.

The closest PaintCare drop off site to Walnut is:
Sherwin-Williams
1165 Wright Way
City of Industry, CA 91748
909-598-5504