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Hazardous waste round up Saturday

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If you have solvents or pesticides sitting around in your shed or basement, Saturday is the day the safely get rid of them.

The Regional Waste Reduction Office holds it's 18th annual Hazardous Waste Round Up from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Crown Packaging parking lot on Enterprise Way.

Items accepted include old pesticides, solvents, chemicals and corrosive and toxic cleaners.

Anything with an explosive, flammable or poisonous label will be accepted.

Residents are reminded to think safely when transporting household hazardous waste to the round up.
  • Make sure lids on containers are tightly secured to prevent spills.
  • In you know the content of the container, attach labels so staff know what they are handling.
  • Pack all items in a sturdy box and place upright to prevent spills in your trunk. Do not pack materials in large plastic bags, and if possible line your trunk with plastic or newspaper.
  • You are reminded containers that are dry or empty can go into your regular household garbage.
  • Keep all items in the trunk of your vehicle, away from children, pets and food products.

Left over paint can be taken to the Battery Doctor on Windsor Road or the Boucherie Bottle Depot on the Westside any time of the year at no charge.

Pesticides, solvents and flammable liquids can also be taken to the Battery Doctor.

The Hazardous Waste Round Up is for residents only.

Commercial waste will not be accepted.

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