February 2017
Mt. San Antonio from Rancho Cucamonga: photo by Amanda Walker
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Keep Your Home Healthy and Safe from Hazardous Waste

Just a cautionary few steps can make a big difference.

Keep your home healthy and safe by properly disposing of household hazardous waste. Items like leftover paint, used motor oil, unused household cleaners, and old electronics can cause extremely unhealthy conditions when thrown into the regular trash. Storing unused portions of these items in your home or garage can also be hazardous to your family and pets. Instead, take advantage of the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

The collection facility is located at 8794 Lion Street between Hellman and Vineyard off of 9th Street. Stop in on Saturdays, except holiday weekends, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, and safely dispose of harmful items. The facility only accepts waste from residents of Rancho Cucamonga or San Bernardino County. Loads are limited to 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip, in containers no larger than 5 gallons. Business waste is not accepted.

Please note: it is illegal to abandon hazardous substances outside the facility when it is closed. Call the Environmental Programs Info Line at (909) 919-2635 for a complete list of acceptable items, transportation guidelines, and complete holiday closure information.

Residents can also use any of the other participating household hazardous waste collection facilities in the county. Days and hours of operations vary. For details, call (800) OILYCAT (800-645-9228), or visit www.sbcfire.org and click on "Household Hazardous Waste."