Household Hazardous Waste Day, Operation Medicine Cabinet in Watauga Takes Place Saturday, Oct. 19

Published Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4:25 pm

imgresBy Jesse Wood

Oct. 14, 2013. Household Hazardous Waste Day and Operation Medicine Cabinet takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19. 

Household Hazardous Waste Day: Saturday, Oct. 19

The Watauga County Landfill will accept items it normally doesn’t for Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – free of charge for Watauga County residents. Commercial waste is not accepted.

Have some old gasoline that is mixed with who knows what stored around the house? What about antifreeze, paint, batteries and household cleaners? This would be the time to get ride of those items.

Here’s the list of what is accepted for the day: Paint, Batteries (all types), Antifreeze, Ethylene, Gasoline, Lighter Fluid, Solid and Liquid Pesticides, Oxidizers, Used Oil, Household Cleaners, Fluorescent Lights, Electronics.

For more information, call Sanitation Department at 828-264-5305 or 828-265-4852 or email lisa.doty@watgov.org.

Operation Medicine Cabinet, Saturday, Oct. 19

Help keep prescription and over-the-counter drugs off the streets and out of the rivers! That’s the motto of Operation Medicine Cabinet, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a “No Questions Asked” event.

There are four drop-off locations, including three Food Lions – U.S. 321 near Walmart in Boone; U.S. 421/old U.S. 421 near Deep Gap; and Blowing Rock. 

The other drop-off location is the Foscoe Fire Department. 

For more information, call Sanitation Department at 828-264-5305 or 828-265-4852 or email lisa.doty@watgov.org.

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