Dispose of old paint, motor oil, pesticides and other hazardous items
OC Waste & Recycling, in partnership with the Discovery Science Center and Angels Baseball will provide free disposal of household hazardous waste on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon for Orange County residents at the County’s collection center located at the Prima Deshecha Landfill in San Juan Capistrano. All participants will have the opportunity to meet former Angels infielder Adam Kennedy. The first 100 cars to bring household hazardous materials for disposal will have the opportunity to choose between four free tickets to an upcoming Angels game or four free general admission tickets to the Discovery Science Center.
Attendees can bring household hazardous materials such as old paint, used oil, pesticides and e-waste to the County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center for free disposal. All visitors will receive free battery buckets for safe battery disposal as well as other promotional items, including reusable insulated shopping totes and Angels can coozies—while supplies last. Regular hours at the center are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
“The Angels are proud to be partnering with OC Waste & Recycling,” Angels Chairman Dennis Kuhl said. “We encourage our fans to participate in this event to help keep Orange County a safe and healthy place to live and look forward to seeing the Eco Challenge participants at Angel Stadium this season.”
For more information, please visit http://www.ocecochallenge.com/.
ADAM KENNEDY – Former Angels infielder. Bring Angels memorabilia for autographs from the 2002 World Series Champion.
DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER – Eco Crafts will be available for children to enjoy.
CR&R ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES – Popcorn will be provide to all participants.
OC WASTE & RECYCLING – Learn about landfill operations and the County’s Eco Challenge Poster Contest where five lucky winners will serve as honorary bat kids at an Angel game. In addition, van tours of the landfill will be available to the public.
Angels Baseball – Tickets and giveaways will be available from Angels representatives.
About the County of Orange and OC Waste & Recycling
The mission of the County of Orange is to make Orange County a safe, healthy, and fulfilling place to live, work, and play, today and for generations to come, by providing outstanding, cost‐effective regional public services. OC Waste & Recycling helps fulfill this mission by meeting the County’s solid waste disposal needs by providing waste management services, protecting the environment, and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations.
OC Waste & Recycling manages one of the nation’s premiere solid waste disposal systems serving 34 cities and over three million residents. On behalf of local residents and businesses, OC Waste & Recycling has developed a solid waste management system composed of a network of three active landfills and four household hazardous waste collection centers.
About Discovery Science Center
For 25 years, Discovery Science Center (DSC) has been a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting educators to teach science and increase public understanding of science, technology, engineering and math through interactive exhibits and programs. With one of the largest education outreach programs in the county and an unparalleled approach at creating immersive, game-based exhibits, DSC is revolutionizing how educational content is delivered.
Throughout the year, guests can take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero or feel the power of a simulated rocket engine launch. Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Spooky Science and Bubblefest throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover. In 2012, DSC was named one of the ten “Most Trusted Brands” in Orange County and in 2013 was awarded the National Medal of Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. DSC owns and operates the Taco Bell Discovery Science Center based in Santa Ana, California and will be opening a second facility in Los Angeles in 2014. For more information, call (714) 542-CUBE or visit http://www.discoverycube.org/.
About the Angels Baseball
The Los Angeles Angels joined Major League Baseball as an expansion team in 1961 and have since gone on to win eight American League Western Division Championships, host three All-Star games and capture the 2002 World Series Championship. Over its 54-year history, the franchise also boasts two MVP’s, two Cy Young winners, two Rookie of the Year winners, 34 Rawlings Gold Glove winners and 138 All-Stars. Visit the Angels online at http://www.angels.com/, follow them on Twitter @Angels and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Angels. For media information, visit www.angelspressbox.com.