Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Come to the Roundup

No, this doesn't have anything to do with livestock.  It's about protecting the environment from toxic trash.  The County of Los Angeles in cooperation with cities in the northern span of the San Gabriel Valley have regular events to collect what is collectively known as Household Hazardous Waste.  This is stuff that we all have in our homes like batteries, expired prescriptions and old paint.  These are things that we're not supposed to put in the trash because they contaminate the ground.  You don't, do you?

If you've never been to one of these events, they are incredible.  County staff do an amazing job in the coordination and operation.  You don't even have to get out of your car.  Pop the trunk and they do the rest.  Just like when we recycle, it always makes us feel good when we think of all those things that are not going to the dump.  So here's the details:

Day:  Saturday, March 1, 2014
Time:  9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where:  Myrtle Avenue Park and Ride Lot at the southwest corner of South Myrtle Avenue and Pomona Avenue (1601 S. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia). 

So muster up your chemicals, batteries and old computer equipment and bring it down to the Roundup on Saturday, March 1, 2014.

Want to know more?  Take a look here.