Washington County holds household hazardous waste collection day

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Wondering what to do with unused chemicals, paint, tires and other items of the like around your house? We’ve got the answer: Washington County Solid Waste is holding a collection day for household hazardous waste this Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Washington County Landfill.

website_landfill_veollia-010-550x412Chemical products in your home are deemed “household hazardous waste” once they are no longer in use or are past their expiration date. The potential for their ignitability and toxicity makes them hazardous to everyone.

Household hazardous wastes are products that contain ingredients that are toxic, flammable, reactive or corrosive. These hazardous materials include paint thinner, pesticides, fluorescent lights and car batteries. If disposed of improperly, these products can be harmful to humans, wildlife and the environment. Proper disposal prevents hazardous waste from entering the environment, damaging soil, groundwater and streams, or causing harm to people and animals.

Start clearing out the trash, the waste collected on this day will be recycled or disposed of properly.

The Washington County Solid Waste District is taking a proactive approach in seeing that residents of Washington County have a method of properly disposing of their hazardous materials.

There is no charge for Washington County residents bringing materials from their home. Commercial businesses interested in participating should call in advance: Neil at telephone 435-673-2813.

For your safety

  • Do not mix products
  • Keep products in original containers
  • Label products not in original containers
  • Secure products so they won’t leak
  • Store products away from the vehicle’s passenger compartment and keep them separate from items you wish to retain
  • Stay in your vehicle during unloading

Event details and contact information

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Washington County Landfill, 330 N. Landfill Rd., Washington.
  • Website: Household Hazardous Waste

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