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Throughout the southland, there are events and special activities focusing on improving the environment in which we live and opportunities for residents to participate and make a difference. See below for events that you can participate in.

Current Events:


The Los Angeles County Health Agency and the Department of Public Health are continuing outreach efforts to support residents in the communities affected by the release of lead contaminants from the Exide Technologies plant. For more details, visit the County of Los Angeles Public Health Exide website page.

Attend the following series of community events and educate yourself about the dangers of lead exposure and methods to minimize that exposure:

Let's Talk About Lead and Your Health:
Information for Communities Impacted by Exide Technologies

Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
East Los Angeles Health Center
133 N. Sunol Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90063

Experts will be available to share resources, offer guidance, and answer questions regarding the health effects brought on by lead contamination.

You can also learn if your home qualifies for the "Free Lead Paint Cleanup"  program. The County received funding to provide free lead paint repair and other home improvement services for a limited number of qualifying homes in the area.

The event flyer offers more detailed information.

Let's Talk About Exide:
Free Blood Lead Testing

Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Neighborhood Outreach
3955 Percy Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

The ONLY way a person knows if they have been poisoned by lead is with a blood test. Since lead poisoning often has no symptoms, it is important that you are tested. Take advantage of this resource, and use this outreach effort offered by the County to become informed.

More details are available on the event flyer.

If you are not able to attend the event, and want to sign up for free and confidential blood lead testing, please call 1(844) 888-2290. Information is also available online.

Community Presentations and Meetings

Every Monday at 6:00 p.m.
Resurrection Church
3324 Opal Street
Los Angeles, CA 90023

For more information, call 1-800-LA-4-LEAD 1(800-524-5323).


The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is conducting various forms of community outreach surrounding the restoration of harmful effects caused by lead contamination released from the Exide Technologies site in Vernon.

Attend the following public event to share and learn about community needs and priorties:

SB 673 Community Workshop

Monday, October 22, 2018
6:00 p.m. - Gathering and Interactive Display - snacks provided
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Community Conversation
Holman United Methodist Church
3320 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

This community workshop will inform the public of DTSC's implementation of SB 673, a legislation developed to strengthen the regulatory and permitting processes for hazardous waste facilities. This bill enhances the protection for public health and the environment for communities located near these type of facilities.

For more information about these workshops or the SB673 process, visit the DTSC website, or email Bonnie Holmes-Gen at . The event flyer can also offer more detailed information.


Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup

November 3, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
City of Bellflower
Clark Avenue and Oak Street
Bellflower, CA 90706

November 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
City of Monterey Park
Bleakwood Avenue & Floral Drive
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events (schedule), operated by the County and Sanitation Districts, are one-day, drive-through collection events where residents are invited to drive to a specific location to drop off their household hazardous waste and electronic waste (e-waste). There is a limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste per trip.

How to prepare for an HHW collection event:

  • Pack HHW in cardboard boxes so that it does not spill during transport. Be prepared to leave your containers and boxes.
  • Put like chemicals together. Separate unlike chemicals.
  • Label materials that are not in their original containers.
  • Make sure containers are not leaking and lids are tightly sealed.
  • Put your boxes in your car trunk, away from passengers during transport. Remove all other items from the trunk.

At the event, trained personnel will ask you to remain in your car while they remove the HHW from your trunk.

For more information, contact 1(888) CLEAN-LA or visit the LA County Department of Public Works Clean LA for Residents website page.