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Wrightwood’s E-Waste Event Collects 24,257 Pounds of Material

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Drive up and Drop off: Getting rid of hazardous waste was easy, as employees with the Office of the Fire Marshall unloaded vehicles while residents stayed inside.

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The June 12 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection in Wrightwood collected 24,257 pounds of material. This event allowed Tri-Community residents to dispose of hazardous materials free of charge, and 253 of them participated.

Employees with the Office of the Fire Marshal, which runs San Bernardino County’s HHW program, were on-site unloading the waste brought in from vehicles. The purpose of this program is to give county residents an outlet to properly dispose of hazardous materials, which in turn benefits the environment by not being illegally dumped. It took some time to tally all of the items that were dropped off, and here is a list of the top materials collected in pounds:

  • Latex Paint: 6,105
  • Motor Oil: 5,040
  • Misc. E-Waste: 4,252
  • Flammables (Sol/Liq): 1,552
  • Paintcare-OBP (PCO): 1,542
  • Alkaline Batteries: 904
  • Lead Acid Batteries: 881
  • Cathode Ray Tubes: 867
  • Materials Reuse/Misc.: 800
  • Antifreeze: 703
  • Aerosols: 261
  • Used Oil Filters: 213
  • Toxics: 185
  • Fluorescent Tubes/Bulbs: 132
  • Oil Based Paint: 125
  • Acids:124
  • Asbestos (Roofing Tar): 111
  • Cooking Oil: 111

This event occurs approximately every two years in the Tri-Community. It was co-sponsored by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors and the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District. For more information or questions, call 1(800) 645-9228.

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