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Free Community and Recycling Clean up
By Brian W. Carter, Staff Writer, [email protected]
Published March 24, 2016

The community is invited to bring their unwanted materials to an event created especially for it.

Courtesy Photo

Courtesy Photo

On Saturday, March 26, the free Community Clean Up will once again take place at the Sentinel from 9:00am-3:00pm. This is a chance for the community to get rid of all those items that required specialized disposal and recycling. The event is a drive-thru, allowing the community the chance to drop of items without leaving their cars.

“Mothers In Action is happy to assist in providing these free much needed services to our community once again,” said Mothers In Action president, Tracy Mitchell.

Many of the partners and representatives involved  includes Mothers In Action, Los Angeles Sentinel, Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson, Assembly Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Los Angeles Sanitation, Copy City, Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce, Public Works, Shred-It USA, Empowerment Congress West Area and SoCal Gas.  A few of the partners had this to say about the community clean up event.

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“Recycling and properly disposing of materials is an important first step in keeping our communities healthy,” said Wesson. “I am pleased to partner with so many trusted organizations to bring these types of green services directly to our residents.”

“With this event, we’ve made it easy for you to dispose of hazardous household waste and confidential documents,” said Ridley-Thomas. “I urge you all to take advantage of this opportunity to clean and beautify our community, and make it safer as well.”

“LASAN is honored to partner with City Council President, Herb Wesson II, Mothers In Action, the Los Angeles Sentinel, Board of Public Works, and the Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce to sponsor for the third consecutive year, this wonderful environmental event,” said Enrique C. Zaldivar Director, Los Angeles Sanitation.

(Courtesy Photo)

(Courtesy Photo)

“LASAN welcomes the opportunity to serve city residents and our customers by hosting community events such as this Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Waste Collection event.  We look forward to this year’s event and a continuing environmental partnership with the residents of the Crenshaw community in the great Council District 10.”

Some of the items you can bring include: paints, automotive fluids, cleaning products, pool and garden chemicals, aerosol cans, unused medicine, auto and household batteries, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, mercury- containing gadgets and SHARPS (needles, syringes, carpules, lancets, endo files, prefiled pens, etc.) Electronic materials will be accepted as well including: computers, printers, cables, telephones, televisions, microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, VCRs and electronic toys.

There are some materials that will not be accepted at the event such as: business waste, containers over 5 gallons in size, ammunition, explosives, asbestos, construction waste, fireworks, furniture, radioactive material, biological waste or tires, refrigerators, washing machines/ dryers, conventional ovens, paper or computer software. Shredding confidential documents will take place between 9am-12:30pm and only 2 (33 gallon) trash bags per customer. Please have papers loose in bags and ready to be shredded.  Shredding services are sponsored by Empowerment Congress west Area for the 3rd year.

“We are proud to be a part of this community event that contributes to the well-being of our community through safe and secure disposal of hazardous waste as well as sensitive and personal documents,” said Armen D. Ross, Crenshaw Chamber President.

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The drive-thru line for the free Community Clean Up starts at Bronson and Coliseum.

For more information, call (323) 290-0456 or email Tracy Mitchell at [email protected]

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