June 25th 10 - 2 Hazardous Waste Round-up
The hazardous waste roundup collection event is our once-yearly opportunity to legally and responsibly dispose of poisonous, flammable, corrosive or other hazardous chemicals.
Proper disposal protects your health and the health of the workers that handle your waste. Proper disposal also keeps chemicals out of our drinking water and out of the environment.
What can I bring? Pesticides, fungicides and other poisons, gasoline and other used fuels, wood preservatives, solvents and thinners, pool and photo chemicals, resins, corrosives, degreasers, cleaning products, mercury, rechargeable batteries, propane cylinders, and aerosols.
What not to bring? The following are not accepted at the roundup:
· Flares, explosives, or ammunition – deliver these to the Sheriff's Office.
· Antifreeze, motor oil (unless the oil is mixed with water or other fuels), and vehicle batteries – recycle at the dump during regular business hours.
· Spent fluorescent light tubes and bulbs – recycle at the dump during regular business hours.
· Children or pets. These are not hazardous waste and we want to keep them safe!
· We encourage you to take your latex and oil-based paints and stains to the nearest PaintCare recycling site outside of these events to leave enough room for other products – recycle at the dump every Sunday during business hours.
How much will it cost? There is NO CHARGE at this year's roundup for HOUSEHOLDS disposing of 25 gallons or less of hazardous waste. Your disposal costs are being paid by the San Juan County Solid Waste Program and Washington Department of Ecology. BUSINESSES will be charged for their disposal costs and must pre-register 10 days before the event (call or email Katie at 360-762-5821 or email@example.com to register).