2:13 PM PST, November 5, 2012
Residents can drop off hard-to-dispose-of household items Nov. 17 at a free collection event.
The Orange Coast College Recycling Center and the Costa Mesa Sanitary District are sponsoring "Drive-in and Drive-out," a household hazardous waste collection drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on campus.
Residents can drop off items in Lot C at Fairview Road and Merrimac Way without getting out of their vehicles.
The following items will be accepted: motor oil, antifreeze, home and car batteries, cleaning products, pesticides, herbicides, paint, paint thinner, pool chemicals, fuels, polishes, waxes and medicines.
For more information, call (949) 645-8400 or visit http://www.cmsdca.gov.
— Britney Barnes