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Clean Sweep: El Paso County Hazardous Waste Disposal & Recycle Event

Posted at 7:25 AM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 13:08:56-04

Hazardous waste collection

UPDATE: There are no more spaces for availability as everyone was required to pre-register. Two more events are scheduled August 10th and October 12th.

COLORADO SPRINGS – El Paso County is set to hold its second Clean Sweep: Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Recycle Event on Saturday, June 8th at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 3255 Akers Drive in Colorado Springs.  See below for a map to the location.

Saturday’s event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. is free, but, donations will be accepted for the Colorado Institute for Social Impact. Registration is required at via the El Paso County website. You can also call 719-520-7878 for more information.

During this weekend’s event, residents can bring the following items for safe disposal:

  • Automotive Products – 10 gal. limit for motor oil
  • Batteries
  • Fluorescent lighting – 100 ft. limit per household
  • Lawn and Garden chemicals
  • Mattresses and Box Springs – 4 piece limit
  • Paint products
  • Electronics including TV’s and monitors – limited to 3 total TV’s and/or monitors
  • Tires – limited to 9 per household

Items must be in labeled, non-leaking containers that can be left at the site.

Items NOT accepted include:

  • Business waste
  • Containers larger than 5 gallons
  • Lab grade or industrial chemicals or products
  • Medications
  • Trash
  • Unlabeled or leading containers

Two more events are scheduled August 10th and October 12th.

For more information contact El Paso County at 719-520-7878