|Household Hazardous Waste|
Clean Sweep (Pesticides) & Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics and Unwanted Medications Collection Day
2016 Collection Information:
ONE DAY ONLY - NO EARLY OR LATE DROP OFFS
Household Hazardous Waste, also referred to as HHW, are materials that, if disposed of incorrectly, can cause environmental damage by contaminating ground and surface waters, threatening human health and wildlife.
Many common products used in the home, yard and for hobbies are considered HHW. Read the label and look for these signal words:
Never pour HHW down the kitchen sink, toilets, storm drains or directly on the ground. Many types of household hazardous wastes have the potential to cause injury to children, pets and sanitation workers,contaminate septic tanks or waste water treatment systems and impact the quality of streams, rivers and lakes.
It is always best to avoid the use of toxic products however, when it is necessary, follow these tips:
Download the 2016 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Informational Flier
DROP OFF DAY ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS (Subject to change)
All fluids must be in a closed container. Do not mix products together.
Before transporting, place products in vehicle away from passengers, place any leaking containers in a clear plastic bag or leak proof container, secure all containers so they cannot slide or spill.
Automotive Batteries, Products and Fuels
Motor oil accepted in 5 gallon containers or smaller. Containers will not be returned.
Paint Products - no latex paint
Latex paint is safe to dispose of with regular trash however, it cannot be in a liquid form and must be completely dried up. Dry paint by removing lid and adding cat litter, sawdust or shredded paper to paint.
Yard, Garden & Pool Chemicals
Bring in the original container. Mark out or remove personal information.
Computers, printers, microwaves, game systems, cell phones, etc.
Ammunition or Explosives - Call the Sheriff Department for disposal, 231- 723-8393
Fire Extinguishers - Call the Conservation District for information, 231-889-4761
Tires - Call the Conservation District for information, 231-889-4761
|Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 13:58|