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Don't Miss This Chance to Get Rid of Your Household Hazardous Waste

May 26, 2015 09:44AM ● By Pamela Johnson
The town’s annual household hazardous waste disposal day is scheduled for Saturday, June 20, from 9AM to 1 PM, in the Bellingham Memorial Middle School parking lot.

Examples of the types of hazardous waste that may be disposed of include:
  • Oil-Based Paints & Strippers
  • Paint Thinner, Solvents, Stains & Varnishes
  • Solvent Adhesives
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Waste Fuels such as Kerosene, Gasoline
  • Engine Degreaser
  • Carburetor Cleaner, Brake Fluid
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Pesticides & Insecticides
  • Weed Killers, Moth Balls
  • Flea Powder
  • Resins & Adhesives
  • Rubber Cement, Airplane Glue
  • Hobby Supplies, Artist Supplies
  • Photo Chemicals, Chemistry Sets
  • Furniture, Floor, Metal Polishes
  • Oven, Toilet & Drain Cleaners
  • Rug & Upholstery Cleaner
  • Dry Cleaning Solvents
  • Spot Removers
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Antifreeze
  • Asbestos (must be double bagged and wetted)
Following are examples of what may NOT be disposed of at the Hazardous Waste day include:
  • Latex paint
  • Ammunition, Fireworks, Explosives
  • Radioactives, Smoke Detectors
  • Infectious & Biological Wastes
  • Prescription Drugs/Syringes
  • Commercial or Industrial Waste
  • Empty Containers
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders
  • Tires
  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • Waste Motor Oil
  • Car Batteries
  • Propane
Following are some tips for the safe transport of your hazardous waste:
  • Bring materials in original containers securely closed.
  • Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes and pad with newspaper if necessary.
  • Never mix chemicals together!
  • Never smoke or eat while handling hazardous materials.
  • Leaking or broken containers must be contained.
Note: Do NOT leave vehicles at the middle school for disposal unless instructed to do so.
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