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First 200 Home Collection Sign-Ups Receive a Free Stainless Steel Water Bottle!

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Household hazardous waste collection comes to your home or many years the community has put great effort behind properly disposing their household hazardous waste at the permanent collection center located at the City Yards. I’d like to announce a new program that will make it more convenient for you to take care of household hazardous waste and protect the environment. It’s the Home Collection Program. To participate is as simple as this – call 800.449.7587, speak to a customer service representative about the materials you are ready to dispose of, and schedule a collection date and location. You’ll soon receive a collection kit in the mail with instructions about how to prepare the kit. On the scheduled collection day, a trained hazardous waste technician will come to your home and collect your materials for safe disposal. You don’t even have to be home when the technician arrives.

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About Home Collection Announcing the Household Hazardous Waste Home Collection Pilot Program, a safe, convenient, and easy to use pickup service where the “Haz Mat” technician comes to your home. Provided on a FREE and unlimited basis to all Santa Monica residents.

This approach offers access to safe household hazardous waste disposal for all our residents. It is environmentally friendly and saves the City money. Similar home collection programs are in use in a number of communities, including the cities of Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Inglewood, and Manhattan Beach. We’d really like you to take advantage of this new program. The first 200 residents to sign up for the Home Collection Program in 2012 will receive a new stainless steel water bottle. Please call 800.449.7587 and see how easy it can be, and then let us know how it works. Any feedback you offer is part of the testing process and may lead to refinements.

It is my hope that you will use this program to your benefit in a healthy and safe new year. Happy New Year!

First 200 Home Collection Sign-Ups Receive a Stainless Steel Water Bottle!

Rod Gould CITY MANAGER

The Household Hazardous Waste Center has limited hours of operation to Saturdays only, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through June 30th 2012. HHW Center 2500 Michigan Blvd. For additional information or feedback please visit sustainablesm.org/hhw or call (310) 458-2213.


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Getting started Call (800) HHW-PKUP (1-800 449-7587), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or e-mail atyourdoor@wm.com to get started. You’ll receive a collection kit complete with instructions, pre-printed labels for unmarked product containers, a heavy gauge plastic bag, a plastic zip tie for closing the bag and a survey card with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Once you’ve scheduled your home pick-up, there are just a few things left to do.

Fluorescent light tubes should be placed on the ground (flat) and out of the path of foot traffic.

Please follow these six easy steps: STEP 1: Gather, inspect and label all materials for collection. STEP 2: Place empty heavy gauge plastic bag provided at doorstep or designated collection location. Do not obstruct or block the common path in apartments or condominiums.

Residents do not have to be home on collection day.

STEP 3: Place accepted materials inside the bag in an upright position. STEP 4: Secure the bag with the plastic tie provided. STEP 5: Place car batteries, fluorescent light tubes & electronic waste outside the bag.

STEP 6: Complete and return the survey form (let us know how we are doing and what we can do to improve our service).

What we accept INSIDE the bag

OUTSIDE the bag

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• Auto Batteries: Up to 4

Aerosols Art Supplies Automotive Products Batteries Cleaners/Wax Garden Chemicals Lubricants Mercury Containing Devices Other Household Products Paints Personal Care Products Pesticides Sharps Electronics Pool Chemicals

• Fluorescent Light Tubes (Straight): Up to 10, tubes must be taped • Televisions: 1 • Computer Monitors: 1 • Other Consumer Electronics with Circuit Boards * Desktop or laptop computers: 1 * Microwave ovens: Up to 2 * Desktop scanners, printers, copiers:

Prohibited materials • • • • • •

Items that require special handling •

Empty containers or dried latex paint: Remove lids or tops prior to placing in the trash or recycling.

Prescription Medications: Medication disposal is provided using special mail back envelopes. To order a special collection envelope, please call (800) 449-7587.

Propane and Flammable Gas Containers: Propane or soldering gas containers. Call Curbside for special instructions.

Bulky Items: furniture, appliances, exercise equipment, etc. Contact the Resource Recycling and Recovery Division for bulky item service at (310) 458-2223.

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* Fax machines: Up to 2 * Telephones, cell phones, portable phones, keyboards, mice, VCR’s, CD players, stereos disc drives, cables: No limit

Unknown/unlabeled waste or materials Leaking containers Business or home-business waste Explosives Radioactive waste Infectious/biomedical waste


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Did you know that it takes only 1 gallon of motor oil to pollute... 1 MILLION gallons of drinking water? To receive a FREE OIL AND FILTER RECYCLING CONTAINER and for additional information please call (310) 458-2213.

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SANTA MONICA USED MOTOR OIL AND FILTER RECYCLING LOCATIONS Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center Location: 2500 Michigan Ave. Phone: (310) 458-8255 Hours: Saturday 9 am to 2 pm

Santa Monica Community Recycling Center Location: 2411 Delaware Ave. Phone: (310) 453-9677 Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm, Saturday 8 am to 2 pm

EZ Lube* Location: 1757 Lincoln Blvd. Phone: (310) 392-2514 Hours: Monday - Friday 7 am to 7 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm

Firestone Store* Location: 1817 Lincoln Blvd. Phone: (310) 399-7171 Hours: Monday - Friday 7 am to 7 pm, Saturday 8 am to 5 pm, Sunday 9 am to 4 pm

Jiffy Lube*

2012 USED OIL FILTER EXCHANGE EVENTS:

Location: 2344 Pico Blvd. Phone: (310) 392-1994 Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 9 pm, Saturday 8 am to 6 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

O‘Reilly Auto Parts*

NEED A FILTER? Exchange your used oil filter for a new one - FREE! (limit 1 new filter per customer)

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Location: 2018 Lincoln Blvd. Phone: (310) 392-8601 Hours: Monday - Saturday 7:30 am to 9 pm, Sunday 8 am to 7 pm

Volkswagen of Santa Monica* Location: 2440 Santa Monica Blvd. Phone: (310) 829-1888 Hours: Monday - Friday 7 am to 8 pm, Saturday 7:30 am to 4 pm

W. I. Simonson* Location: 1626 Wilshire Blvd. Phone: (310) 829-4511 Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30 am to 6:30 pm

2018 Lincoln Blvd. | Phone: (310) 392-8601 ON:

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Aug 18 Oct 13 Dec 8

EVENT HOURS: 9 AM TO 3 PM

* Indicates the location provides a 40¢ per gallon reimbursement

Call locations for quantities accepted.

For additional recycling locations call 1-888-CLEAN-LA

sustainablesm.org/hhw

2012 Santa Monica Office of Sustainability Mailer  

Direct mailed to every household in Santa Monica, this mailer was produced and printed on recycled content, and soy based inks.

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