RIVERSIDE (CNS) – After more than two months of closures, Riverside County Department of Waste Resources facilities that handle household chemicals, electronics and bulk waste that residents wish to discard will resume operation on Monday.
According to the agency, waste collection sites in Riverside, Lake Elsinore and Palm Springs will be open for business on June 1, but restrictions will be in place because of ongoing coronavirus concerns.
The household hazardous waste program was suspended on March 17, following county public health orders that prohibited crowding and established protocols for interactions aimed at virus containment.
Drop-off events were also canceled through April and May.
Department of Waste Resources officials said residents are welcome to return to agency facilities to discard unwanted or spent household chemicals, including bottles of cleansers and insect repellant, as well as paints, batteries, motor oils, computers and even medications.
Residents will be asked to remain in their cars when they drive up to a site, and have their trunks unlocked and ready for attendants to access. County workers will not reach inside a vehicle cabin or open doors to retrieve items.
More information is available via www.rcwaste.org, or by calling 951-486-3200.