Community Clean Up on Crenshaw

On Saturday, March 29th, Crenshaw area community members can dispose of their old, used and unwanted electronic equipment and items. Common household items, ranging from paint to batteries, can be extremely toxic to the environment if not disposed of properly. The “Community Clean Up” will kick off a variety of similar events around Los Angeles County to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22.

The event will be held from 9am to 3pm and is sponsored by The Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper, Supervisor Ridley-Thomas, Empowerment Congress West Area, Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson, Assemblyman Reggie Sawyer, Los Angeles Department of Public Works,Department of Sanitation, Crenshaw Chamber of Commerce and City of Los Angeles Environment Sanitation.

Some items to bring include:

  • paint
  • automotive fluids
  • cleaning products
  • pool and garden chemicals
  • aerosol cans
  • unused medicine
  • auto and household batteries
  • fluorescent tubes and bulbs
  • mercury- containing gadgets

Electronic items also will be accepted, including computers, printers, cables, telephones, televisions, microwaves, video games, cell phones, radios, VCRs and electronic toys.

A list of items that will not be accepted is available on the flyer and includes business waste, ammunition, explosives, radioactive material, biological waste or tires, refrigerators, washing machines/ dryers, conventional ovens, paper or computer software.

Click here for more details and to join in protecting our planet. And if you are unable to make this Saturday, the events continue in April.