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Household Hazardous Waste Day is June 6

May 18, 2009

The Washington County Division of Environmental Management, Solid Waste Department, will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Day for residents on Saturday, June 6, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the 40 West Landfill at 12630 Earth Care Road, one mile west of Huyett's Crossroads on U.S. 40 west.

There will be no charge to Washington County residents to participate.

All items must be from a residence and not from a business or home-based business, according to a release from the the county.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Items accepted will include: Fuels, including gasoline and kerosene, thinners, solvents, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, household cleaners, pool chemicals, stains, sealants, photographic chemicals, household batteries, mothballs, compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent lamps, mercury devices, smoke detectors, ammonia, acids and bleaches.

Items that will not be accepted include: radioactive material, explosives, ammunition, paint, trash, medical waste, and asbestos.

The county reminded recyclers that vehicle batteries, electronics, rechargeable batteries, used motor oil and antifreeze can be recycled during normal operating hours at the Forty West Landfill. In addition, 20 lb. propane tanks may be recycled during normal operating hours at the Forty West Landfill. Those items will not be accepted during the event.

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Aceptance of all items is decided by the Household Hazardous Waste contractor.

Those wishing more information may call 240-313-2796 for further information or questions about specific items.

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