|HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY TO BE HELD SATURDAY, OCT. 2|
|Written by Lisa Doty|
|Wednesday, 22 September 2010 08:56|
Many items normally used around the house such as paint, cleaners, motor oil and pesticides are considered hazardous waste and could pose a serious threat to your family's health and/or the environment. To know whether a product is hazardous, read the label. If you see words like "danger," "warning," "caution," or "poison," these materials are hazardous and can not go into the trash, washed down storm drains or household drains.
The Watauga County Sanitation Department will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day (HHWD) on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide residents a safe, convenient and environmentally responsible way to dispose of their household hazardous waste. No commercial waste will be accepted.
In order to ensure a safe collection of these materials:
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010
9:00 a.m.— 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Watauga County Landfill
336 Landfill Road
WHAT: Paint (If there is only a small amount of paint left in can, open container and let dry or add kitty litter or oil dry. Once dry, this can be disposed of in the garbage.)
Lead Acid Batteries (Car Type)
Gasoline, Lighter Fluid
Solid And Liquid Pesticides
HHWD is sponsored by the Watauga County Sanitation Department, the Watauga County Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture with special thanks to the Watauga County Maintenance Department and the Town of Boone for their support during collection. Please call 828-265-4852 or 828-264-5305 for more information about HHWD.
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