The biennial Alexander County Household Hazardous Waste Day will take place Saturday, May 4, in the County Administration building parking lot. The purpose of this event is to give county residents an opportunity to dispose of environmentally harmful materials, which can be found around the home, in the correct way. Listed below are some of the items that can be disposed of at the HHW Day.
-Household Cleaners, including drain openers, toilet bowl cleaners, oven cleaners, and disinfectants;
-Paint Products, such as latex and oil based paint, solvents, thinners, shellacs, varnishes, wood preservatives, and sealers;
-Automotive Products such as lead-acid batteries, used motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, and starting fluid;
-Pesticides which include herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides in the forms of aerosols, liquids, granular, etc.
-Miscellaneous items such as acids, bases, kerosene, household batteries, photographic chemicals, fluorescent bulbs, electronics, aerosol cans, pool chemicals, propane gas cylinders and metallic mercury.
There will also be a document destruction truck on site for residents to securely dispose of personal documents. A five box per vehicle limit will be enforced to ensure the line moves as smoothly as possible. The dimensions for an average copier paper box is approximately 18”x12”x10”, anything larger than this will count as more than one box.
The HHW Day is a free service for the residents of Alexander County only, businesses will not be allowed, with the exception of farmers. Farmers are welcome to dispose of insecticides/pesticides free of charge.
Sponsors for the HHW Day are Alexander County Government, Alexander County Cooperative Extension Service, and The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA & CS). The Alexander County Administration Office is located at 621 Liledoun Rd.(next to The Senior Center). Operating hours will be 8:00a.m. until 12:00p.m. Saturday, May 4th. For additional information please contact the Alexander County Solid Waste/Recycling Department @ 632-1101 or Cooperative Extension @ 632-4451