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Solid Waste will hold hazardous waste collection day this Saturday

By From staff reports
Published in News on May 15, 2014 1:46 PM

DUDLEY -- The Wayne County Solid Waste Department will hold a household hazardous waste collection day Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Landfill.

Household hazardous wastes include materials that are:

*Corrosive - like oven cleaners, bleach, and other products that can cause skin burns.

*Reactive - like chlorine, lye, some laboratory chemicals and other products that can explode or give off gases.

*Toxic - like pesticides, herbicides, antifreeze and other poisonous materials that can kill or cause illness.

Tips for preparing/transporting wastes:

*Leave materials in their original containers.

*Never mix materials.

*Wrap bottles with newspaper for padding.

*Bring your items to the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, located at the Wayne County Landfill (Dudley Convenience Center).

At the landfill people will be directed to the collection area. An attendant will ask about the chemicals the person is bringing to the event and will remove them from the vehicle.

People are asked to remain inside their vehicle to allow for quicker processing. Acceptable items are: pesticides, solvents, kitchen cleaners, paint/paint thinner, gasoline, lacquer, kerosene, paint stripper, bathroom cleaners, aerosol/spray cans, spot removers, mercury debris, oven cleaners, upholstery cleaners, drain cleaners, tile cleaners, herbicides, batteries, brake fluid, pesticides, rat poison, powder cleansers, degreasers, metal polish, pool chemicals, mothballs, wood preservative and florescent bulbs.

The following items will not be accepted: trash, fireworks, smoke detectors, radioactive material, explosives, flares and gas cylinders.