The Alamance County Landfill will be holding a free Hazardous Household Waste collection event on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Burlington Fire Training Facility at 100 Stone Quarry Road in Haw River. The event is for household-generated waste only. No commercial or business waste will be accepted.
Accepted types of hazardous waste include latex & oil-based paint and spray paint; household cleaners, drain openers, toilet bowl cleaners, oven cleaners, disinfectants; solvents, thinners, shellacs, varnishes, sealers, wood preservatives; automotive products including brake fluid, antifreeze, used motor oil (up to 5-gal per resident), filters, gasoline; pesticides & insecticides including poisons, aerosols, weed killers; and miscellaneous materials such as acids, bases, kerosene, batteries, photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, mercury, fluorescent tubes.
The event will also collect propane cylinders, but they must be camp and grill size. No other gas cylinders will be accepted. Other household materials not accepted include explosives and ammunition; medical waste; electronics, TVs, and computers; and radioactives such as smoke detectors.
This free event is sponsored by the Alamance County Landfill. Co-sponsors are Cooperative Extension Service and NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services Pesticide Disposal Assistance Program.
For further information, please call the Alamance County Landfill at (336) 376-0411.