St. Mary’s announces Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Coming This Spring

News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

Leonardtown, MD – Residents seeking to clean out their barns, basements, sheds, garages, storage areas under kitchen sinks, etc. can properly discard of potentially toxic/dangerous materials. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dave event allows for the safe disposal of household hazardous waste materials.

The St. Andrew’s Landfill will host the Spring Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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. SinceLatex 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 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 our website atwww.stmarysmd.com/dpw/recycling-solid-waste/