View Full Version : Fixer Recycling in LA
07-01-2011, 08:01 PM
Hi folks, I was wondering if you could please point me to a place where I can recycle my exhausted fixer and any other hazardous chemicals(toners?) in the Los Angeles area?
07-01-2011, 08:17 PM
Do you want to actually have the silver pulled out and be paid for it? Or do you just want to safely and legally dispose of it for free?
I don't know of a local place to do the former; I have not looked into it.
If the latter, go to a S.A.F.E. Center. I go to the one by the Zoo. http://www.lacitysan.org/solid_resources/special/hhw/safe_centers/index.htm
I also take in my toners, pyro developers, electronic waste (including BATTERIES), oil filters, empty paint and solvent cans, used rags, etc.
All that stuff on the right that they say they accept is stuff that really should not be sent to landfills. It should be processed properly in order to be disposed of.
I go to the same place...all developers, fixers, dichromate wash water, batteries. Check 2Fs link for days and hours...
07-03-2011, 12:17 AM
Thanks for posting 2f/2f.
07-03-2011, 12:50 AM
Awesome. Thank you guys. I will give it a shot. I just want to safely dispose them. I don't really care about the silver part.
07-03-2011, 10:44 AM
This is great information. Thanks. I was not aware of permanent collection sites. Many parts of the city have hazardous material "roundups" twice a year. Check wtih your city councilpersons office for dates and locations. Also, there are commercial firms that collect e-waste. Some even will accept residential waste. Some charge and others don't. Despite all of these options there are still lots of people who leave their old electronics on the curb.
07-05-2011, 07:56 PM
UCLA has a electrical and chemical hazardous waste collection open on Saturdays from 9AM to 2PM.