More than 1,200 cars passed the parking lot via Metrolink on Saturday for a hazardous household and electronic waste drive-through event hosted by the Los Angeles County Sanitary District and the City of Santa Clarita.
They have partnered with Clean Earth to collect over 1,300 hazardous waste such as paint, batteries and electronics.
According to event manager Guadalu Perodriguez, dozens of people helped make the event go smoothly on very hot days.
Workers unload old paint cans from their cars during the hazardous household and electronic waste collection drive at Metrolink Via Princessa Station in Santa Clarita on Saturday 073112. DanWatson / The Signal
“I was very busy in the morning but died after lunch,” said Rodriguez. They said they saw 300 cars an hour during the first half of the day.
She said some cars have multiple litter.
“Last time we had 2,200 shipments,” said Rodriguez about the last hazardous waste event in Santa Clarita. “This event is approaching an average level, so all COVID purges have been stopped.”
Ricardo and Susan Bella Pena from Santa Clarita dropped paint, batteries, and lightbulbs on Saturday afternoon.
Workers will drive the vehicle while it is set up during the collection campaign for dangerous household items and electronic waste at Metrolink Via Princessa Station in Santa Clarita on Saturday 7:31:12 am. DanWatson / The Signal
“It’s so convenient that it’s close by,” Susan said of the drive-through event. “It is irresponsible to throw things like that in the trash. We will keep it until the event (hazardous household waste) occurs. ”
Much of the waste generated in transit is recycled, said Juan Sanchez, director of Clean Earth.
“We try to recycle as much as possible,” he said. “We try to minimize what we send to landfills.”
Workers will unload their computers and keyboards from the truck during the collection campaign for dangerous households and electronic waste at the Metrolink Via Princessa train station in Santa Clarita on Saturday 7:31:12 am. DanWatson / The Signal
Rob Rea of Santa Clarita drove the event just before it ended at 3pm.
“It’s great because we’re ready to move, and it’s great to get rid of all of the paint, caulking, and fluid that would cause neck pain if you tried to put it somewhere else.” He said.
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