Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

One Day Events
The Fall 2009 Household Hazardous Waste collection event will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the Western Acceptance Facility (WAF) in Halethorpe.

The Spring 2010 Household Hazardous Waste collection event will be held on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Baltimore County Resource Recovery Facility (BCRRF) in Cockeysville.
Baltimore County residents may drop off unwanted household chemicals, paints, pesticides, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, re-chargeable batteries, ammunition, fireworks and automotive fluids. No trash will be accepted at these events. No commercial or institutional materials will be accepted at these events. For more information contact the Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management at 410-887-3745.

HHW General InformationHousehold hazardous waste materials include paint thinner, car batteries, polishes, insecticides, mercury thermometers and glues. These materials are too dangerous to be simply poured down the drain or placed into a garbage can. Some, such as gasoline, thinners, lighter fluid or glues and adhesives can catch fire. Others, such as pool chemicals and bleaches, can react violently with other materials to explode or produce toxic gases. Many, such as lawn and garden or agricultural chemicals, can be toxic if inhaled or ingested, and can cause serious medical problems. HHW is accepted at the Eastern Sanitary Landfill Solid Waste Management Facility (ESL) in White Marsh April through November, Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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