County collects hazardous household waste for safe disposal

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Riverside County Department of Waste Resources personnel assist residents in collecting hazardous waste at a collection event at the Anza Transfer Station Saturday, Aug. 24. Valley News/Diane Sieker photo
The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources conducted a free household hazardous-waste collection event Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Anza Transfer Station. Residents arrived with used motor oil, pesticides, medical sharps, leftover paint, unidentified containers and more and were guided to the dirt field just east of the main transfer station. The hazardous household waste materials were transferred to a sheet of plastic, and Waste Resources personnel attired in safety suits and protective footwear took precautions in putting it into secure containers. The event accepted residentially generated household hazardous waste from Riverside County residents. Waste from businesses or nonprofits was not accepted. Typical hazardous household waste included used motor oil, paint, a
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