Calvert County to Host Free Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Oct. 21, 2019 – The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division, will host a free household hazardous waste collection event for county residents on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The event will be held at the Appeal Landfill located at 401 Sweetwater Road in Lusby from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.

Hazardous household products are common in many homes and must be disposed of carefully in order to prevent dangerous chemical reactions, ignition, burns, vapors and groundwater contamination that can occur when included with regular household waste. A substance is considered hazardous if it ignites easily, reacts or explodes when mixed with other substances, is corrosive or toxic. To determine if a substance is hazardous, check product labels for words or symbols that indicate caution, warning, danger, poison or toxic.

Acceptable hazardous waste items include auto and floor care products, medications, pesticides, gasoline, fertilizers, ammunition and more. Latex paints will not be accepted at this event. Visit online for a full list of acceptable hazardous waste disposal items. 

There is no limit per resident and proof of residency is required. Businesses are prohibited from this event. For a full listing of accepted hazardous waste materials or for more information on household hazardous waste collection events, call the Calvert County Solid Waste Division at 410-326-0210 or visit www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/Recycle.

For solid waste alerts including changes to convenience center hours, severe weather impacts and reminders for special events, visit online at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov/Alerts and click on the Calvert County ALERT link. Register to receive ALERTS by clicking on the link “Calvert County ALERT.”

Find information on Calvert County Government services online at www.CalvertCountyMd.gov.


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