LA MESA RESIDENTS MAY TAKE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND ELECTRONIC WASTE TO EDCO

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January 15, 2012 (La Mesa) -- The city of La Mesa holds frequent household hazardous waste and electronic waste disposal dates at the EDCO Disposal site at 8184 Commercial Street in La Mesa.
 
Household hazardous waste is any material (gas, liquid, or solid) from a home that may pose a health threat to people, animals, or the environment if handled or disposed of improperly. Please read on for a list of household hazardous waste items, and the collection dates available.
  
Common examples include chemicals labeled "poison", "toxic", "flammable", "corrosive", or "reactive", electronic devices, paint, motor oil and products containing mercury (including fluorescent bulbs.) 
 

List of household hazardous waste items 

If you would like to dispose of HHW & electronic waste, free collection dates are scheduled regularly for City of La Mesa residents.
 
HHW can be dropped off by appointment only and there is a limit of: 
•15 Gallons or
•125 Pounds or
•5 Monitors/TVs
 
If you live within the city limits, please call EDCO at 619.287.5696 ext. 4270  O or email lmhhw@edcodisposal.com to schedule an appointment. Be sure to include your name, address, and telephone number.
 
Residents with physical or other limitations which prevent them from driving are eligible to participate in the City of La Mesa’s household hazardous waste/electronic waste Home Pickup Program. This program is available to La Mesa residents of any age who are physically unable to participate in a drop-off event. If you meet the criteria, call EDCO at 619.287.5696 ext. 4270 to schedule a home pickup.