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Mar 10, 2009 12:17 PM by Bea Karnes

Weekend Hazardous Waste Recycling in El Paso County

El Paso County is now offering Household Hazardous Waste Collection on the second Saturday of each month. The recycling facility, at 3255 Akers Dr., will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The facility's regular weekday schedule is Monday - Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Facility accepts the following paint products: latex, oil-based, aerosol, and hobby paints; stains strippers, solvents, thinners, lacquers, varnishes, etc. Lawn & garden chemicals: lawn and houseplant fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, pesticides, rodent poisons, wood preservatives, etc. Household items: cleaners (carpet, drain, oven, toilet bowl), aerosols, ammonia, batteries (alkaline & rechargeable), bleach, cooking & lamp oils, fire extinguishers, furniture polish/wax, fluorescent lights, medications, mercury thermometers (can be exchanged for one new digital thermometer per household), propane tanks, etc. Automotive products (no tires): antifreeze, batteries, brake & transmission fluids, cleaners (bug/tar, chrome, engine, vinyl), contaminated oil, flares, fuels, wax, etc. Ammunition, fireworks, flares, etc. Electronics: including CPU's, monitors, keyboards, printers, television sets (up to 19" diagonal), stereo and video components, cell phones, digital cameras, and personal electronic devices.

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