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Recycle and Get Free Entry to the Riverside County Fair & Date Festival

Wednesday, February 22

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif Ė Families can enter the Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival for free on Wednesday, February 22 by recycling at the gate. The Riverside County Department of Waste Resources is offering this special recycling collection day to fairgoers to increase the awareness about the importance of properly recycling hazardous household products.

Acceptable items for the promotion are as follows: cell phones, telephones, tablets, radios, DVD players/recorders, receivers, computer peripherals (i.e., mouse, keyboard, driver, reader, etc.) and ink cartridges. Items will be accepted at Gate 1 off Hwy 111 and Gate 6 off Dr. Carreon. Bringing any of these items on Waste Wednesday will get you FREE admission into the fair.

At least one item per admission is necessary. The Riverside County Fair & National Date Festival is located at 82-503 Hwy 111 in Indio. Business waste, automotive batteries, single-use alkaline batteries and lead acid batteries will not be accepted for this promotion. No other household hazardous wastes will be accepted.

This program is provided by the Department of Waste Resources and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program. It is important to keep hazardous materials out of the trash to protect county landfills. The departmentís mission is to protect the general publicís health and welfare by efficiently managing Riverside County's solid-waste system.

The household hazardous waste collection schedule is available online at For more information about this event, contact the department at (951) 486-3200 or

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