Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Coming in November

Leonardtown, MD – The Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day event, originally scheduled for September 15, will now take place on Saturday, November 10. The St. Andrew’s Landfill will serve as host for the event, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The event was postponed due to potential impacts of Hurricane Florence. The program allows residents to clean out their barns, basements, sheds, garages, storage areas under kitchen sinks, etc. and take advantage of the opportunity to properly discard of potentially toxic/dangerous materials. Residents who miss this opportunity to safely dispose of household hazardous waste materials will have another opportunity in spring 2019.

Hazardous waste items which will be accepted for collection include Acids, Ammonia, Bleach, Cleaners, Fuels, Gas/Oil Mixtures, Gasoline, Household and Lawn Pesticides, Mercury Thermometers, Photography Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Solvents, Wood Preservatives, Paint Thinners, and Alkyd (oil-based) Paint. Since Latex Paint is not considered hazardous, it can be disposed with your regular trash collection as long as the mixture is harden by adding absorbents (cat litter, sand, sawdust, or paint drying crystals) prior to disposal. If, however you are unable to do so, Latex Paint will also be accepted.

Items which will not be accepted include Ammunition, Asbestos, Explosive Materials, Medical Waste, Pharmaceuticals, Radioactive Materials, and Picric Acid.

Collect and dispose of your household hazardous waste materials through safe and environmentally responsible practices using the county’s certified vendor, ACV Enviro.

For more information please contact the St. Mary’s Department of Public Works and Transportation at 301-475-4200, ext. *3517. You can also log on to their website at https://www.stmarysmd.com/dpw/recycling-solid-waste/.

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