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Receive a Free Battery Bucket on National Drive-Thru Day!

Drive-Thru service, believed to have originated in 1947 along Route 66, sure has changed since the days of roller skates and meal trays. Drive-thrus are now used at many businesses like pharmacies, banks, coffee shops, and even waste and recycling facilities. This iconic measure of convenience is observed annually on July 24, National Drive-Thru Day.

Now, you’re probably wondering what drive-thru service has to do with waste and recycling. Well, we are trying to make it easy to dispose of hazardous waste, so it is recycled properly. This year, in honor of National Drive-Thru Day, we invite you to “drive thru” one of our four (4) Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers (HHWCC) to drop off any household hazardous waste products. In exchange, you will receive a free battery bucket for recycling, while supplies last.

Can’t make it on National Drive-Thru Day? Don’t worry! Our four centers are open all year long to make it easy for OC residents to dispose of their hazardous waste.

Not only do our centers help you rid of unwanted household hazardous waste, they also operate Materials Exchange Programs (MEP). These allow county residents to select five items per week, per household, of partially used household, yard and car care products, for free!

Before visiting, make sure to visit our website to view a complete list of what is accepted at our centers. Visit a county HHWCC, located in Anaheim, Huntington Beach, Irvine and San Juan Capistrano, open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except holidays and rainy days).

Follow us @OCWaste all week for posts about HHWCCs & we hope to see you July 24 to celebrate National Drive-Thru Day!