City to hand out free used oil recycling kits

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The City of Santa Clarita will distribute free used oil recycling kits to residents at Charity Cruise Night beginning at 6 p.m. June 3 at Valencia AutoSpa in Valencia. The kits, funded by a grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board, include a collection container, funnel, shop rag, filter bag, spill mat and tire gauge. The city is distributing the kits to increase participation in the curbside used oil and filter recycling program. Used oil can contain such contaminants as lead, magnesium, copper, zinc, chromium, arsenic, chlorides, cadmium and chlorinated compounds. Oil poured down drains or onto the ground can work its way into ground and surface waters, causing serious pollution problems. One gallon of used oil can foul a million gallons of drinking water, and federal reports indicate that used motor oil accounts for more than 40 percent of the total oil pollution of our nation’s harbors and waterways. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsAfter picking up kits, residents can call Curbside Inc. at (800) 449-7587 to schedule home collection of the oil and filters. Residents also may take their used oil and filters to a local certified collection center. For a list of locations, call (800) 253-2687 or visit For information, call the city’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 286-4098. Proof of Santa Clarita residency is required for a free kit. 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

Go back to the enewsletter Anguilla plans to op

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >Anguilla plans to open its newest luxury retreat, Nevaeh, in late November 2015. The private rental estate offers an oversized kitchen, theatre, media room, tennis/basketball court, 8 bedrooms (including a master suite for guests with impaired mobility), staff of 10, a Japanese courtyard and traditional garden and a state-of-the-art golf simulator.The new property is located in the island’s West End and is set in one acre of landscaped gardens that step down to a half-mile of beach. Five of the bedrooms are in the main house, with three more in a guest house nearby. The second floor of the main house boasts a shaded cocktail deck for sea views.The kitchen includes 5 fridges and freezers to accommodate guests, as well as a private chef included in the rate.Nevaeh’s other features include:Infinity poolLighted Astroturf tennis court that doubles as a basketball courtAir-conditioned Techno gymSea scootersStand-up paddle boardsBeach volleyballKayaks9-seat movie theatre with surround sound and Xbox console70-inch satellite TV in the media room equipped with Blu-Ray and Xbox consoleSonus music system throughout the villaStaff service on the beach, including drinks, snacks, chilled towels, tented dinners or tiki-lit barbequesWinter rates (4 January-2 April, food and chef not included) begin at $6000 a night for 5 rooms and $11,000 for 8 rooms through RickettsLuxury Properties.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more