Free household hazardous waste drop off set April 14
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.