Household Hazardous Waste Collection to be Held July 3 in Charles

LA PLATA, Md. (July 1, 2010)—Household hazardous waste collection will be held in Charles County on Saturday, July 3, and will continue on the first Saturday of each month through December at the sanitary landfill on Billingsley Road East between Piney Church Road and Route 5. Collection hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Future collection dates are: August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, and December 4.

Items accepted free of charge include pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, gasoline, motor oil, antifreeze, paint, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, batteries, expired prescription drugs, fluorescent lights, and other poisons that are around your house. Please keep the materials in their original containers whenever possible, and bring them to the collection site in cardboard boxes to ease unloading. Car batteries, antifreeze, propane and oil can also be disposed of at any time at the Charles County Sanitary Landfill.

For more information, please call the Charles County Department of Public Facilities at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the landfill information service at 301-932-5656.

Household hazardous waste collection is a contracted service and items cannot be accepted when the contractor is not on site.

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