For many, the winter holiday season brings a sense of joy, community, and gratitude. With all the holiday gift giving, it also brings something else waste. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “The volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day – about 1 million extra tons.” Televisions, tablets, smartphones, virtual reality headsets, and countless other gadgets are just a few of the electronic gifts that are expected to be given this holiday season. In fact,more American consumers than ever before – 68 percent, or roughly 170 million people – plan to buy electronic gifts for themselves and their loved ones this holiday season.
This creates a lot of potential waste, but provides an opportunity to visit the Irvine Regional Household Hazardous Waste Center to dispose of old electronics or household hazardous waste materials.
6411 Oak Canyon Irvine, CA 92618
The center is open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and is closed on rainy days and holidays. For a complete list of items accepted visit oclandfills.com.