Public Works News



La Mirada residents will have the opportunity to safely dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) items free of charge at the La Mirada Regional Park in the Tennis Court Parking Lot, off of Adelfa Drive on Saturday May 5, from 9a.m. to 3p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events operated by Los Angeles County and Sanitation Districts, are one-day, drive-through collection events where residents are invited 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.   Materials such as motor oil, paint, turpentine, cleaners which contain acids or lye, household and car batteries, pesticides and garden herbicides can be brought to the Countywide Hazardous Waste Roundup.

For more information call the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County at  (800) 238-0172 or the City of La Mirada’s Public Works Department at 562-902-2385.




Free Mulch Distribution, Paper Shredding, and E-Waste Collection Event

La Mirada Residents can take advantage of a free mulch distribution event sponsored by the City of La Mirada and EDCO Disposal.  Mulch is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, and make the garden bed look more attractive. This is a self-serve, self-loading service, and residents must bring their own cans/bags and shovel. There will be a limit of three cans/bags per vehicle. Remember to bring a tarp to cover the material if hauling in an open truck on trailer.

Residents can also protect the security of their confidential information by shredding personal documents. Certified shredding trucks will be present during the event and all items will be shredded on-site. Quantities are limited to three bankers boxes (10”x12”x15”) per household. 

Unwanted electronics waste (e-waste) will also be collected including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, etc.

This event is limited to La Mirada residents only and will be located on Saturday, May 12th from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium, 15105 Alicante Road.  Please bring proof of residency (i.e. CA Driver's License or utility bill). Residents are asked to enter the Community Gymnasium parking lot from Alicante Road.  Household Hazardous Waste will not be accepted. 

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at (562) 902-2385.