Residents are invited to drop off up to one ton of trash, including yard waste and bulky items, free of charge from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Lancaster Landfill and Recycling Center, located at 600 East Avenue F in Lancaster.
Sponsored by LA County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and Waste Management, Inc., the Free Disposal Day gives unincorporated County residents an opportunity to dispose of their bulky household items, furniture, and appliances. Some electronic waste products, such as TVs and computer monitors, will also be accepted. Residents can bring up to one ton of these items to the landfill, free of charge.
“The upcoming free disposal day event is one of two free events offered annually to help keep our communities and surrounding desert clean,” said Nicole Stetson, district manager for Lancaster Landfill and Recycling Center. “To help residents take advantage of this free disposal event, two extra hours have been added to the event.”
To help minimize delays, Waste Management requests that visitors to the landfill follow these guidelines:
- Participants must have valid identification to show proof of residency to the cashier.
- All loads must be tarped pursuant to California State Law.
- All loads are subject to inspection.
- All contractor and commercial vehicles are subject to applicable rates unless prior arrangements have been made.
- Commercial vehicle and tractor tires subject to standard gate rate fees.
PLEASE NOTE: Household hazardous waste and commercial waste will not be accepted. Visit http://www.wm.com/location/california/antelope-valley/lancaster-landfill/materials-accepted.jsp for a full list of non-acceptable items and information where these items can be properly disposed.
The Lancaster Landfill provides free disposal of bulky items and waste tires during the rest of the year, as well. For information about these services, call 661-726-3468 or email LA County Public Works at SWIMS@dpw.lacounty.gov.
In addition, residents can visit the Antelope Valley Environmental Collection Center the first and third Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., located at the Palmdale Landfill, 1200 W City Ranch Road in Palmdale.
Residents can also give away surplus items through the Los Angeles County Materials Exchange, a free countywide service that facilitates materials exchange and finds markets for surplus materials and other usable discards. More information on this service can be found at www.LACoMAX.com.