What to do with contaminated toys

first_imgThe Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation is reminding residents that toys contaminated with lead-based paint can be dropped off at the city’s Solvents, Automotives, Flammables and Electronics (SAFE) recycling sites. Local centers are at the Hyperion Treatment Plant, 12000 Vista del Mar, Playa del Rey; and in San Pedro, 1400 N. Gaffey St. The Playa del Rey site is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and the San Pedro spot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. Toys that are not properly disposed of will find their way to landfills, where the lead can leach through the soil and eventually find its way into underground springs and waterways, department officials said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champFor a list of recalled toys, check www.cpsc.gov and, for tips on safe toy shopping, go to www.insidesocal.com /dailylink. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more