New Hazardous Waste Collection Site
West Los Angeles’ first hazardous waste collection center is now open for business at UCLA. It is operated by the City of L.A. and the university and may be used by anyone regardless of where they live. Business waste will not be accepted.
The center is located at 550 Charles E. Young Drive West at Strathmore Drive. You can just drive up and drop your stuff off. They are open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Some of the items they accept include paint, solvents, used automotive fluids, cleaning products, pool and garden chemicals, aerosol cans, medicine, used motor oil and filters, and used car and household batteries.
On Saturdays only the center accepts electronic waste, including computers, monitors, printers, cables, telephones, TVs, microwaves, video games, and cell phones.
There is another location on the Westside that collects electronic waste. It is called California Recycles. It is located at 1932 Cotner Ave., L.A. 90025, near Pico Blvd. They are open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can drop off TVs, monitors, VCR and CD players, fax machines, phones and systems, printers, stereos, modems, and PDAs. They refurbish and resell items if possible and recycle the rest. Call them at (310) 478-3001 for more information.