Watauga Co. to Collect Household Hazardous Waste Products on Oct. 10 at Landfill

Published Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:42 am

Many items normally used around the house such as paint, cleaners, motor oil and pesticides are considered hazardous waste and could pose a serious threat to your family’s health and/or the environment.  To know whether a product is hazardous, read the label.  If you see words like “danger,” “warning,” “caution,” or “poison,” these materials are hazardous and cannot go into the trash, washed down storm drains or household drains.

The Watauga County Sanitation Department will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to provide residents a safe, convenient and environmentally responsible way to dispose of their household hazardous waste.

No commercial waste will be accepted.

In order to ensure a safe collection of these materials:

  • Please stay in your vehicle during the entire collection.  This is for your safety and is required by our HHW contractor’s permit.  We will take care of everything, so just sit back and relax.
  • Bring your waste in their original containers whenever possible.  Please make sure all containers are closed. It is dangerous to transport open containers.
  • Do not mix different products.
  • Collect your waste containers in disposable boxes or bins, which should be transported in your trunk.  Do not put your HHW in the backseat with your children or pets.
  • No smoking in your car or on premises–most HHW are flammable.

WHEN:  Saturday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Watauga County Landfill, 336 Landfill Road

WHAT:  

Paint

Household Batteries

NiCad Batteries

Lead Acid Batteries (Car Type)

Antifreeze, Ethylene

Gasoline, Lighter Fluid

Solid and Liquid Pesticides

Oxidizers

Used Oils

Household Cleaners

Fluorescent Lights

 HHWD is sponsored by the Watauga County Sanitation Department, the Watauga County Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture with special thanks to the Watauga County Maintenance Department and the Town of Boone for their support during collection.  Please call 828-264-5305 for more information about HHWD.

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