Posted: Nov 13, 2012 4:53 PM by Greg Boyce
Fort Carson will celebrate America Recycles Day with a household hazardous waste collection event on November 15.
The event is free, but open only to ID card holders from area military installations. That includes military service members and their families, Dept. of Defense civilians, defense contractors and retirees. It will happen at the old commissary, Building 1525 on Wetzel Avenue from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
A donation of non-perishable food items for Care and Share is also encouraged.
Participants can drop off unwanted and hazardous household products such as paints, stains, solvents, automotive products, lawn and garden products, and electronics and data media. These products, when improperly stored, create fire and poison hazards for pets, children and the environment and should be disposed of properly.
Many products used in the home, garden, garage and hobby shop contain hazardous chemicals that can potentially harm the user or the environment.
Anything marked "caution," "keep out of reach of children," "danger," "poison," "hazardous," "flammable," "harmful or fatal if swallowed," "causes severe burns on contact," "do not use near heat or flame," "vapor harmful," "eye and skin irritant," or "use in a well-ventilated area" should be considered hazardous.