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AQMD AB 617 Community Steering Committee Meetings
(Boyle Heights/East Los Angeles/West Commerce)

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is hosting a series of quarterly meetings for the committee and the public to provide input on the development of Community Air Monitoring Plans and Community Emission Reduction Plans implemented through Assembly Bill (AB) 617 Community Air initiatives.

For more information, visit the AQMD website. If you are interested in joining the committee, contact the AB 617 Team by email at or call (909) 396-3314. 

The public is welcome to attend the meetings scheduled for 2020 at anytime. The meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the corresponding month, unless determined otherwise.

The next upcoming meeting will be held:

Thursday, May 28, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Webinar Sign In Details to follow
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County of LA Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup


ALL HHW AND E-WASTE ROUNDUP EVENTS CANCELLED AT THIS TIME

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.

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DTSC Exide Advisory Group Meetings

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) have joined together to create and support an advisory group for the Exide Technologies project in Vernon.

The Advisory Group is made up of people with different viewpoints from regulatory agencies, local governments, academia, advocacy groups, and community representatives from areas around the Exide facility.

The meeting is a way for DTSC and other oversight agencies to keep the advisory group committee informed about sampling data, plans and work done throughout the closure and cleanup process. It also provides committee members with increased and enhanced opportunities to have their voices heard by regulatory agencies.

The next upcoming meetings will be held on:

August 27, 2020
November, 2020 (Date To Be Announced)

Dates are subject to change, current meeting dates and information will be available on the DTSC Exide home webpage.

The Exide Cleanup Project: Public 2020 Engagement Calendar offers a yearly overview of the education and outreach efforts DTSC is taking to keep the community informed.

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DTSC Exide Community Meetings

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) have joined together to create and support a public meeting for the Exide Technologies project in Vernon.

The meeting is a way for DTSC and other oversight agencies to keep the public informed about sampling data, plans and work done throughout the closure and cleanup process. It also provides a way for community members to be a part of the decision making process by having their voices heard by regulatory agencies.

The next upcoming meetings will be held on:

April 2, 2020 - POSTPONED
June 23, 2020
October 27, 2020

Dates are subject to change, current meeting dates and information will be available at on the DTSC Exide home webpage.

The Exide Cleanup Project: Public 2020 Engagement Calendar offers a yearly overview of the education and outreach efforts DTSC is taking to keep the community informed.
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TreePeople Community Events

The City of Commerce, along with TreePeople and Loyola Marymount University have partnered in a program to plant over 1,100 trees in the city. The events are a series of fun and interactive learning opportunities. Receive a free fruit tree including a tutorial on how to plant and care for your tree by attending the Annual Commerce Going Green event, or become a volunteer at one of the two city park tree planting events. Everyone is welcome to attend!

FRUIT TREE GIVEAWAY

EVENT CANCELLED - TO BE POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE
THE EVENT DATE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED

Tuesday, April 25, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Rosewood Park
5600 Harbor Street
Commerce, CA 90040


VOLUNTEER TREE PLANTING EVENTS

EVENT CANCELLED - TO BE POSTPONED TO A FUTURE DATE
THE EVENT DATE HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED

Tuesday, March 28, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park
6364 Zindell Avenue
Commerce, CA 90040
For more information, see event flyer.
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Used Motor Oil & Filters Recycling Exchanges

Used Motor Oil & Filter Recycling Exchange events managed by the Los Angeles County Public Works Department, are periodic one-day events where residents are invited to take part in hazardous waste recycling initiatives. Recycle your used oil filter along with up to five gallons of uncontaminated used motor oil. Recycling helps keeps hazardous waste out of the water and soil, so you and your children can enjoy a better tomorrow...today. Sustainable is always attainable-and FREE-so make the exchange!

The next upcoming event will be held:

The next event has yet to be determined.