Mar 10, 2009 12:17 PM by Bea Karnes
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.