Free house­hold haz­ardous waste drop off set April 14

The Kent Island Bay Times - - Bay Views -

CEN­TRE­VILLE — Prior to Queen Anne’s County res­i­dents tak­ing to the streets and clean­ing up their com­mu­ni­ties dur­ing the Earth Day cel­e­bra­tion the com­mis­sion­ers are spon­sor­ing, res­i­dents will have the op­por­tu­nity to dis­pose of house­hold haz­ardous waste dur­ing the an­nual drop-off day Satur­day, April 14.

Be­gin­ning at 8 a.m. and run­ning un­til 2 p.m., rain or shine, Mid-Shore res­i­dents can drop off house­hold haz­ardous waste at the county’s Pub­lic Works Fa­cil­ity, 312 Safety Drive, Cen­tre­ville. The dis­posal op­por­tu­nity is not avail­able to busi­nesses of Caro­line, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Tal­bot coun­ties.

Ac­cept­able house­hold haz­ardous waste items in­clude: gas, gas/oil mixes and au­toma­tive fu­els, empty propane cylin­ders size #40 and smaller (9.4 gal­lons and less), acids, clean­ers and sol­vents, chem­i­cals, pes­ti­cides, in­sec­ti­cides and her­bi­cides, oil based paint, paint thin­ner, stains, tur­pen­tine, wood preser­va­tives and wood strip­pers, flu­o­res­cent tubes and lamps, and mer­cury ther­mome­ters.

Ac­cept­able elec­tron­ics in­clude: com­put­ers and pe­riph­er­als such as key­boards, lap­tops, mon­i­tors, mice, print­ers, ca­bles and modems, TVs, re­motes, VCRs, CDs and DVD play­ers (limit of four TVs), and CB ra­dios, fax ma­chines, an­swer­ing ma­chines and copiers.

Us­able la­tex paint will be ac­cepted for re­cy­cling. Do not bring un­us­able la­tex paint to the event. In­stead, so­lid­ify the paint with an ab­sorbent such as kitty lit­ter, dirt or mulch and dis­pose of the paint in reg­u­lar trash re­cep­ta­cles.

Items not ac­cepted at this event in­clude: house­hold trash, ex­plo­sives and am­mu­ni­tion, med­i­cal and ra­dioac­tive wastes, com­pressed gas cylin­ders other than propane cylin­ders, as­bestos, smoke de­tec­tors, busi­ness, in­dus­trial and com­mer­cial farm wastes, ap­pli­ances, power tools and power tool bat­ter­ies, tires, house­hold bat­ter­ies, road/ma­rine flares, liq­uid con­tain­ers over the five gal­lon max­i­mum size, and any house­hold waste more than 20 gal­lons or a max­i­mum of 250 pounds per house­hold.

For more in­for­ma­tion, contact Mary­land En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vice at 443-685-4073.

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