Materials Reuse Store opens to provide free household products

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The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources will make good, reusable household products available for free to residents through the new sustainable Materials Reuse Program.

Many products collected through the Household Hazardous Waste Collection program are in good or unused condition, and can be reused instead of processed for disposal. Residents can take home partially used household, yard and car-care products for free. Availability of free products varies, but may include: paint, cleaners, and pool, spa, lawn care and automotive products.

The department saw a need to make reusable products available and an opportunity to reduce operating costs for handling and disposing of the many items collected through the HHW program.

Residents can drop off HHW and shop for free products at the same location. The department received a grant from CalRecycle to purchase needed equipment for this program.

The Hazardous Waste Collection program accepts residentially generated household hazardous wastes from Riverside County residents only. This program helps to keep hazardous waste out of the county landfills and ensure it is properly managed.

The materials reuse program is available at the Agua Mansa Permanent HHW Collection Facility. Its hours of operation are non-holiday Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The facility’s address is 1780 Agua Mansa Road in Jurupa Valley. Inclement weather or other hazardous conditions may close the facility.

For more information, contact the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at 951-486-3200 or 800-304-2226, or visit its website at www.rcwaste.org/opencms/hhw/flyers/AguaMansa.pdf.

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