Haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion sched­uled June 4

Maryland Independent - - News -

The next house­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion will be held on Satur­day, June 4. The house­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion site is located in the park­ing lot of the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works build­ing, 10430 Audie Lane, off of Ra­dio Sta­tion Road in La Plata. Col­lec­tion hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Items ac­cepted free of charge in­clude: pes­ti­cides, her­bi­cides, fer­til­izer, gaso­line, oil-based paint, clean­ing sup­plies, pool chem­i­cals, flu­o­res­cent lights, mer­cury ther­mome­ters, and other poi­sons found in the home. Re­mem­ber to mark any con­tainer that does not have a read­able, orig­i­nal la­bel.

Un­ac­cept­able ma­te­ri­als in­clude bio-med­i­cal waste (sharps, nee­dles, any­thing with bod­ily flu­ids), la­tex paint, pre­scrip­tion drugs and am­mu­ni­tion. Used motor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and bat­ter­ies are ac­cepted on a reg­u­lar ba­sis at var­i­ous col­lec­tion sites. La­tex paint is not con­sid­ered haz­ardous waste and can be placed in house­hold trash as long as it is so­lid­i­fied. This can be ac­com­plished by adding kitty lit­ter, shred­ded pa­per, paint hard­ener, or saw­dust to aid in dry­ing it out.

House­hold haz­ardous waste col­lec­tion will oc­cur on the first Satur­day of each month through De­cem­ber. Up­com­ing 2016 col­lec­tion dates are: June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Charles County Depart­ment of Pub­lic Works, En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­sources Divi­sion, at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the land­fill and re­cy­cling in­for­ma­tion line at 301-932-5656. Cit­i­zens with spe­cial needs may con­tact the Mary­land Re­lay Ser­vice at 711, or Re­lay Ser­vice TDD: 800735-2258.

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