PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (March 10, 2010)—The Calvert County Department of Public Works, Division of Solid Waste, is hosting a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, March 27, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mt. Hope Community Center at 104 Pushaw Station Road in Sunderland. The event will give Calvert County residents the opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous substances free of charge.
During the collection day, a licensed contractor will collect household hazardous waste for proper disposal. Collection is limited to Calvert County residents only and proof of residency is required. Commercial businesses are prohibited.
The service, which is typical of programs implemented by other Maryland counties, ensures that Calvert County meets all state and federal requirements with regard to the safe collection of household hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste commonly found in the home includes materials such as oil-based paints, pool chemicals, solvents, fertilizers and other items usually labeled with the words DANGER, POISON or WARNING. These items should be separated from regular household trash and disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
County residents may still drop off trash, recyclables and certain other materials at customer convenience centers and the Appeal Landfill, including motor oil and oil filters, antifreeze, batteries and various types of light bulbs.
Hazardous waste collection days will be held four times a year in Calvert County—one Saturday in March and September at the Mt. Hope Community Center and one Saturday in June and November at the Appeal Landfill.
For more information, call the Calvert County Department of Public Works, Division of Solid Waste, at 410-326-0210 or visit the Calvert County Web site at www.co.cal.md.us for a full listing of materials accepted.