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Electronic waste collection centers in Los Angeles

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Drop-off points The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation will hold a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 in Canoga Park. The collection will take place at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, on De Soto Avenue by Gresham Street.The bureau also has six SAFE Centers for the year-round collection of residential solvents, automotive waste, flammable materials and electronics. The centers accept computers, monitors, printers, cables, telephones, televisions, microwave ovens, video games, cellphones, radios, stereos, VCRs and electronic toys. They will not take refrigerators, washing machines, clothes dryers or conventional ovens. For details, go to www.lacity san.org/solid_resources and click on "Special Materials: Hazardous Waste," then "SAFE Centers: Permanent Collection Centers."THE LOCATIONS ARE UCLA: 550 Charles E. Young Drive W., Los Angeles. Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, but electronic waste is accepted only on Saturdays.Playa del Rey: Hyperion Treatment Plant, 7660 W. Imperial Highway, Gate B. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.Sun Valley: 11025 Randall St. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.Near Glendale: 4600 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.Near Vernon: 2649 E. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.San Pedro: 1400 N. Gaffey St. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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