Free debris drop-offs available to unincorporated county residents

Residents of unincorporated county areas hit hard by the recent Santa Ana wind storm are being offered free debris drop-off events.

“Local waste haulers in the unincorporated communities of La Crescenta, Altadena and Kinneloa Mesa, East Pasadena/East San Gabriel, Citrus, and East Charter Oak have coordinated with the Los Angeles County Public Works Department and the Department of Parks & Recreation to offer a free disposal service to residents of the unincorporated communities,” Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said in a written statement.

Residents are asked to call their local waste hauler before using the service for instructions on how the debris should be prepared for drop-off, officials said. Proof of residency is required.

Drop-offs will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at locations and dates including:

*La Crescenta: Saturday and Sunday at Crescenta Valley Regional Park, 3901 Dunsmore Ave. in La Crescenta. Hauler is Allied Waste services, 888-742-5234.

*Altadena and Kinneloa Mesa: Saturday and Sunday at Charles Farnsworth Park;s lower parking area, 568 E. Mount Curve Ave. in Altadena. Hauler is Athens Services, 888-336-6100.

*East Pasadena/East San Gabriel: Saturday and Dec. 10 at the County Public Works Facility, Duarte Road and Highland Ave. Hauler is Burrtec Waste Industries, 800-325-9417.

*Citrus: Saturday at Valleydale Park, 5535 N. Lark Ellen Avenue in Azusa. Hauler is Waste Management, 800-266-7551.

*East Charter Oak: Saturday at Charter Oak Park in Covina, 20261 E. Covina Blvd. Hauler is Ware Disposal, 877-714-9273.

“Residents are also advised to continue to using their large green waste bins for smaller tree debris and to contact their waste hauler to arrange pick-up of additional excess tree debris on their regular trash collection day,” according to the statement issued by Antonovich’s office.

For more information, residents of unincorporated areas can call the county’s trash collection hotline at 800-993-5844.

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