LANCASTER — Recycling reusable waste just became a whole lot easier, thanks to the city of Lancaster’s 24-Hour Recycling Center.
The recycling center will provide all Antelope Valley residents the opportunity to “go green” by allowing them to dispose of their unwanted electronics and used motor oil for free, 24 hours a day.
The grand opening of the 24-Hour Recycling Center will kick off with a special event on July 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The first 250 vehicles that arrive to drop off their e-waste or used oil will receive one free admission to the Antelope Valley Fair.
Lancaster’s 24-Hour Recycling Center contains a 160-foot “round-about” for vehicles and an after-hours drop off location for weekends and holidays. The center includes:
- Used oil and oil filter collection areas,
- Separate pouring and container disposal stations, and
- Segregated bins for electronic waste and batteries.
“The city of Lancaster has a number of properties affected by illegal dumping, which is why we’ve created this 24-hour recycling center,” said Environmental Coordinator Justin Lewis.
“The concept is to allow citizens to drop off their recyclable waste into individually labeled bins at their convenience.”
The recycling facility is capable of holding up to 8,000 pounds of electronic waste and 1,200 gallons of oil at any time.
The center even has the capacity to allow businesses to get involved by providing a free electronic waste pick-up service. Such equipment can include computers, phones, fax machines, televisions, monitors, or any other type of electronic items.
City officials are hoping the convenience of the recycling center will significantly help with reducing illegal dumping, as well as consumer costs associated with proper disposal of universal waste.
“Illegal dumping negatively affects local flora and fauna; it can even contaminate the natural water supply in our area,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “We founded this facility in hopes that, with a convenient drop-off location open 24/7, citizens will join us in making Lancaster a ‘greener’ place to live,”
The City of Lancaster’s 24-hour recycling center is located at the City maintenance yard, at 615 West Avenue H, between 10th Street West and Sierra Highway. For a detailed list of items accepted at the center, visit www.cityoflancasterca.org/24-hr-recycling.
(Information via press release from the City of Lancaster.)