Goodbye old paint: Drop off household hazardous waste at county landfill

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ST. GEORGE – Washington County residents may drop off household hazardous waste materials at the county landfill Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The service is free for county residents who pay a garbage bill for residential waste collection. However, there is a disposal charge for vehicle tires.

Among the types of waste that will be accepted are aerosol cans, medical waste, pesticides, car batteries, propane, fluorescent light bulbs, rechargeable batteries, fuel, herbicides, paint, paint thinners and other paint supplies. Oil is collected and recycled year-round.

For more information, visit the Washington County Solid Waste District’s website.

Washington County Landfill event details

  • What: Household hazardous waste collection day.
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Where: Washington County Landfill, 325 North Landfill Road in Washington.
  • Cost: Free for Washington County residents who have garbage collection service; commercial users are asked to contact the solid waste district.

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  • old school November 17, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Last time I attended, the middle aged lady running the gate gave me the third degree on what I had and what kind of containers it was in, when on previous disposal events, I was just waved through. I finally got aggravated and left without disposing of anything, hope they have someone more congenial this year.

    • ladybugavenger November 17, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      Did you throw the waste away with your household trash and say, screw you lady lol

  • Dolly November 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Last time I arrived at 1:05 (I had to work until noon that morning) and I was turned away…for a stinking 5 minutes. I had to bring this hazardous junk back home and store in the garage. Believe me, I was tempted to just toss it. I was turned down by the same middle-aged lady…hope she’s in a better mood this time. It’s a shame they don’t give more notice, too. I just happened to see this article at 9:30pm on Friday. How many others will not get adequate notice (or miss it entirely) and just end up putting it in the trash?

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