If your New Year’s resolution is to get a head start on spring cleaning, the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources is here to help. The department will make good, reusable household products available for FREE to residents and businesses through the new Drop & Shop stores at the Lamb Canyon Landfill in Beaumont and Badlands Landfill in Moreno Valley.
Many products collected through the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection program are in good or unused condition and can be reused instead of processed for disposal. The Drop & Shop program is available at both landfills on Saturdays, during operating hours. Shoppers can take home used household, yard- and car-care products for free. Availability varies but may include: paint, cleaners, 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 disposal of the many items collected through the HHW program. Opening the Drop & Shop store makes sense for the community and the county. Residents can drop-off common wastes like antifreeze, batteries, paint, and used motor oil, and shop for free products at the same location. The program is funded by a grant from the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).
The department provides an opportunity for Riverside County residents to keep hazardous waste out of the county landfills and ensure it is properly managed. The hazardous waste collection program accepts residentially generated household hazardous wastes from Riverside County residents only.
The facility is subject to closure during inclement weather or for other hazardous conditions as determined by the county. The Drop & Shop store is open non-holiday Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Lamb Canyon landfill, 16411 Lamb Canyon Road in Beaumont, and Badlands Landfill, 31125 Ironwood Ave. in Moreno Valley. The department operates two other Drop & Shop stores in Jurupa Valley and Lake Elsinore. For more information, contact the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources at (951) 486-3200 or (800) 304-2226, or http://www.rcwaste.org/dropandshop.