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Our Commitment to the Local Communities We Serve
In addition to meeting our customers’ needs and “adding value at every stop” our employees are also dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the communities they serve. Employees participate in hometown activities and charities. We often donate services, staff time and funds to support civic projects.
Do your part to protect the environment by disposing properly of hazardous waste, e-waste, universal waste, old paint, pesticides, used motor oil, household chemicals and sharps at a designated facility.
Hazardous Items Not Allowed In the Trash
The following items should NOT be placed in any trash or collection containers.
Business owners and managers can find licensed hazardous waste haulers/handlers in the Business to Business section of the Yellow Pages under the listing "Waste Disposal - Hazardous" or by searching on the internet by waste type or at www.enviroyellowpages.com. Information can also be found on the Orange County Integrated Waste Management web site or by calling (714) 834-4000.
Contact your local household hazardous waste site to find out what items they accept, hours of operation and rules and regulations. These sites do not accept hazardous waste from businesses and they do not accept biological waste, radioactive waste, ammunition, compressed gas cylinders, explosives, tires or asbestos. http://www.oclandfills.com/hhwcc.asp
Sharps may no longer be thrown in the trash. The following are a few options to properly dispose of sharps.
Mail Back Service--Your local drugstore might carry mail-back containers. The price of this container includes the service for sending the needles back. A list of companies that provide mail-back services is available from the California Department of Health Services at (916) 449-5671.
Pharmacies--Some drug store chains take back their customers' needles, although large quantities might not be accepted.
Hospital Take Back--Hospitals might take back needles (sharps) from those patients who go to the hospital for regular outpatient services.