Get Rid of Your Old Paint, Batteries, E-Waste at Free Murrieta Event

The county is hosting a free household hazardous waste collection event in Murrieta on Saturday, which is open to all Riverside County residents.

From the Riverside County Waste Management Department:

The Riverside County Waste Management Department has scheduled a free household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday (March 22) in Murrieta at the Murrieta City Hall parking lot, starting at 9 a.m. The collection is open to all Riverside County residents.


The Riverside County Waste Management Department provides an opportunity for Riverside County residents to keep hazardous waste out of the county landfills and ensure that it is properly managed.  The event will accept residentially generated household hazardous wastes from Riverside County residents only.  Business or non-profit waste will not be accepted.  

Typical wastes include:

  • used motor oil
  • paint
  • antifreeze
  • household and automotive batteries
  • pesticides
  • cleaning products
  • sharps (needles/syringes or lancets)
  • fluorescent lamps
  • electronic wastes such as televisions, computers, VCRs and telephones
Limit the amount of waste transported to no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds maximum per vehicle.  Individual containers should be no larger than five gallons or weigh more than 50 pounds.


The collection will not accept explosives, radioactives, ammunition, asbestos, compressed gas cylinders over 40 pounds, and infectious or medical waste other than sharps.


Event is subject to cancellation during inclement weather or for other hazardous conditions as determined by the county. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Murrieta City Hall parking lot, 1 Town Square, 24601 Jefferson Ave.  For more information, contact Riverside County Waste Management Department at (951) 486-3200 or (800) 304-2226, or www.rivcowm.org.

Vic March 23, 2014 at 12:25 AM
I, for one, am sad to see that Alek has been banned. Although his comments were sometimes out there, he was making an effort to be more "politically acceptable". So much for honorable intentions....
Lauren Martin March 24, 2014 at 06:03 AM
This i a good Initiative though. The E-waste, old batteries are all hazardous waste http://www.junkit.ca/blog/eco-friendly-junk-removal-update/ and it is really difficult for us to remove them since they are not bio-degradable. So these programs and local service centers are a real boon. But they need to be more active on this.


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