Local landfills expand hazardous waste disposal services

T■ Staff Reports / The Valley Chronicle
he Riverside County Department of Waste Resources expanded the service collection days for the antifreeze, battery, oil, paint (ABOP) and PaintCare Facility from one day a week to six days each week at the Moreno Valley and Beaumont landfills. Beginning Jan. 2, 2017, the newly expanded services are free to Riverside County residents from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, except on holidays. The Badlands Landfill is located at 31125 Ironwood Ave., in Moreno Valley and the Lamb Canyon Landfill is located at 16411 Lamb Canyon Road in Beaumont.
The ABOP and PaintCare Facilities will accept residentially-generated recyclable household hazardous wastes from Riverside County residents only. Business or nonprofit waste will not be accepted.
Typical waste that is accepted at the facility includes antifreeze, household and automotive batteries, used motor oil and oil filters, paints, cooking oil, aerosols, mercury containing equipment, fluorescent bulbs/tubes, and electronic wastes such as televisions, computers, VCRs and telephones. Contaminated waste (used motor oil mixed with gasoline, antifreeze mixed with oil, etc.) will not be accepted. The amount of waste transported can be no more than 15 gallons, or 125 pounds, per vehicle. Individual containers should be no larger than five gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds.
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) provided funding through the Used Oil Competitive Grant Program for the purchase of equipment needed to provide these services.
The ABOP and PaintCare Facilities are subject to close during inclement weather or for other hazardous conditions as determined by the department. For more information, contact the department at (951) 486-3200 or (800) 304-2226, or http://www.rcwaste.org/hhw .

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