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Where can you trash batteries, electronics and other hazardous waste in Stanislaus County?

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If you have leftover paint, chemicals or other materials taking up space in your home, Stanislaus County has a number of ways you can dispose of them for free. The county offers both permanent facilities and temporary events for residents to drop off hazardous, electronic, pharmaceutical and other household waste.

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Modesto man bags 9,200 pounds of trash in Stanislaus County to cap off 2020

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MODESTO, Calif. — To say David Down has picked up a ton of trash is a literal understatement. In the past year, Down and his crew have been getting their hands dirty by sweeping 9,240 pounds of trash off of city streets and parks.

“The biggest one was the engine block," Down said. "That was pretty interesting to see someone just leave an engine in the middle of a trail.”

Down set an ambitious 10,000-pound goal for his cleanup campaign early in the year. He picked up thousands of pounds of trash along the San Joaquin River at least three times, hundreds at Knights Ferry, and another 1,300 pounds at Dry Creek Regional Park. His biggest haul was 2,840 pounds of trash at Mancini Park along the Tuolumne River.

He was primed to smash past his goal on Dec. 10, but due to surging coronavirus cases, the final cleanup of the year was canceled for safety reasons.

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$3.7M Settlement Reached In Pep Boys Lawsuit: Alameda County DA

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ALAMEDA COUNTY, CA — A multi-million dollar settlement has been reached following allegations by Alameda County and other California counties that retailer Pep Boys violated California laws by routinely and illegally disposing of automotive fluids, used motor oil and other hazardous wastes into trash bins destined for municipal landfills, according to a news release from the Alameda County District Attorney's Office.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O'Malley announced the $3.7 million settlement Monday. It resolves the case against The Pep Boys Manny Moe & Jack of California (Pep Boys), which also alleged that Pep Boys routinely failed to shred customer records containing confidential information before disposing of those items in the trash.

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