Household hazardous waste collection event Nov. 4


The Ross Pickaway Highland Fayette Solid Waste District will sponsor a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for residents within its four-county district on Nov. 4.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the rear parking lot of Adena Local Schools, 3367 Co. Rd. 550, Frankfort.

The district would like to publicly thank Superintendent Balzer and the Adena Local School Board for allowing the district to utilize their parking lot for this event.

The event is available to residents in Ross, Pickaway, Highland and Fayette counties. Bring a drivers’ license or current utility bill to establish your county of residency.

No waste will be accepted from commercial or industrial businesses.

Acceptable items include oil based paints and stains (latex and water based paints are acceptable, however there will be a charge of $1 per gallon per quart can and $5 per five-gallon bucket), polishes, turpentine, thinners, paint stripper, motor oil, kerosene, old gasoline, gasoline mixed with oil, spray paints, lighter fluid, propane and helium cylinders, oxygen tanks, cyanides, pool chemicals, acids and caustics, bleach and household cleaners, all fluorescent light bulbs (including compact fluorescent bulbs), ballasts, lawn chemicals and fertilizers, fire extinguishers, poisons, insecticides, antifreeze, all batteries (including alkaline, computer, vehicle and others), smoke detectors, thermostats and thermometers containing mercury.

Fats, cooking oils and grease will be accepted if delivered in a tightly sealed container.

Anything not listed above will not be accepted, including but not limited to asbestos, appliances, air-conditioners, tires, ammunition, electronics, pharmaceuticals, medical wastes, trash and needles.

Latex- and water-based paint can be disposed of in your regular trash if you first add paint hardeners, cat litter, or sawdust to solidify it. The lid may also be left off to speed up the drying process.

For additional information on this event, contact the district office at 740-420-5452, or contact Judi Mannion in Ross County at 740-722-5326, Erica Tucker in Pickaway County at 740-420-5452, Heidi Devine in Highland County at 937-527-3508, or Toni Penwell in Fayette County at 740-572-0999.

This article was submitted by the Ross Pickaway Highland Fayette Solid Waste District.

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