Got Waste? You’re at the right place!

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held at the Recycling Center on Saturday, September 11 from 9-11am.

Don’t forget your batteries and bulbs!

How Do I Dispose Of

Alkaline Batteries – A, AA, AAA, C, D and 9V – are the ONLY batteries that are NOT hazardous waste. They can be disposed of in your trash.

All other batteries – (Non-Alkaline) lithium, lithium-ion, lead acid, nickel metal hydride, nickel-cadmium, mercury & silver oxide are hazardous waste. Non-Alkaline batteries contain materials that combust when crushed, causing fires in the landfill & recycling center.

Non-alkaline batteries in the hazardous waste program are dismantled. The lead, cobalt, lithium, manganese, nickel and graphite are recycled into new batteries and products.

Bring non-alkaline batteries to the transfer station/recycling center for hazardous waste disposal. 

Battery Quick Guide

 

 

Bulky waste is not collected with your curbside garbage. Bring your items to the landfill/transfer station for disposal.

All loads must be firmly strapped and tarped. Drive across the scale for weight – unload – reweigh on scale for fee assessment and payment.

Examples: Furniture, cabinetry, mattresses, baby items, car seats, household broken plastic, laundry baskets, garden hose and hose reels.

DO NOT place in curbside recycling or garbage.

Car Seat Recycle Programs are available at large box stores numerous times a year. Often coupons are given toward the purchase of a new car seat. Check online for participating stores.

DO NOT place a car seat in curbside recycling. If you do not recycle at the store or the expiration date is expired, place in the trash.

Call your local Agency for concrete & brick disposal.

Construction debris is not collected with your curbside garbage. Bring debris to the landfill/transfer station.

All loads must be firmly strapped and tarped. Drive across the scale for weight – unload – reweigh on scale for fee assessment and payment.

Examples: wood, cabinets, sheetrock, tubs, toilets, pvc pipes, shower doors & sinks, flooring, windows & siding.

*Business Demolition: Call local Agency for requirements.

Fire Extinguishers do not belong in your curbside garbage or recycling.

If empty, drill a hole in the side, remove valves and take to your local salvage yard.

If partially full, call agency for disposal options.

Furnace Filters are not recyclable. Put them in the trash.

DO NOT put in curbside recycling. 

Lawn & garden debris are garbage and can be placed inside the curbside garbage cart. Bring items to the landfill/transfer station if they are too large to fit inside your curbside cart.

Examples: Hoses, hose reels, trowels, spades, shovels, empty plastic flower pots, wheel barrows.

DO NOT put in curbside recycling.

 

Latex paint is NOT HAZARDOUS WASTE. Latex paint cans can be disposed of in your garbage if they are dried out first.

  • Small Amounts: remove the lid and allow to dry. Reapply the lid firmly and place in the garbage.
  • Large Amounts: add kitty litter, oil dry or
    sawdust and place in well ventilated area to
    dry. Or, pour paint onto old newspapers and
    layer to dry. When paper/paint is dry, place
    in the garbage. Reapply lid firmly and place
    in the garbage.

ALL CANS MUST BE FREE OF RUNNING LIQUID BEFORE PLACING IN GARBAGE.

Incandescent & halogen light bulbs are the ONLY light bulbs that are NOT hazardous waste. They can be disposed of in your trash.

All other bulbs, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL), high intensity discharge bulbs (HID), and light emitting diode (LED) bulbs are hazardous waste.

Bring CFL, HID, LED bulbs to the transfer station/recycling center for hazardous waste disposal. 

 

ALL Oil Based Paint belongs with Hazardous Waste.

ALL Spray Paint belongs with Hazardous Waste.

ALL Varnish & Stains belong in Hazardous Waste.

Bring to Recycle Center or Transfer Station for disposal. DO NOT put in curbside recycling or trash.

Latex Paint is not Hazardous Waste. See link for proper drying and disposal procedures.

Paint Disposal Brochure

You have 2 options for safely disposing of old medications and pharmaceuticals.

  1. Make Them Unfit for Consumption and Place in the Trash
  • Grind them up and mix with kitty litter or coffee grounds.
  • Place them in a plastic bag or non-recyclable sealed container.
  • Place in trash.
  • Remove or mark over all personal information and recycle empty medication bottle IF IT IS A # 1 OR 2 PLASTIC.
  1. Return to Pharmacy
  • Call your local pharmacy to inquire about participation before taking for drop off.

 

NEVER flush medications down the drain or toilet. NEVER burn in a burn barrel.

This type of plastic is NOT recyclable.

If it’s in good shape, donate it to a thrift store. If it’s useless, put it in the garbage.

DO NOT place in curbside recycling. 

Your old pots and pans can still be useful…but not in recycling or in the landfill. They are classified as scrap metal.

You have options:

  1. Take to a thrift store if they are still in good working order.
  2. Take to your local salvage yard, where you could receive payment for your items with a load of scrap metal.
  3. Bring to your local Recycle Center/Landfill/Transfer Station Agency, where you will pay a fee for garbage disposal.

 

DO NOT place in curbside recycling.

Tanks MUST be empty. Remove all valves.

You have 2 options:

  1. Take the empty container to your local salvage yard, where you could receive payment for your item with a load of scrap metal.
  2. Bring your item to your local Recycle Center/Landfill/Transfer Station Agency where you will pay a fee for garbage disposal.

 

DO NOT place in curbside recycling or garbage.

Scrap metal does not belong in the garbage.

It is recyclable, but not in the curbside recycle program.

Example: Metal home décor, light fixtures, lawn chairs, grills, basketball hoops, patio furniture, household decor.

You have 2 options:

  1. Take to your local salvage yard, where you could receive payment for your item with a load of scrap metal.
  2. Bring your item to your local Recycle Center/Landfill/Transfer Station where you will pay a fee for disposal with the recyclable scrap metal.

 

DO NOT place in curbside recycling or garbage.

Needles, syringes, lancets, auto injectors such as EpiPens and infusions sets must be placed in an FDA approved sharps container. You may also use a firm rigid laundry soap container with the lid firmly taped shut and labeled. Sharps are considered Hazardous Waste.

You have 2 options for safe disposal.

  1. Bring to the recycling center or transfer station.
  2. Return to participating pharmacies. Check with your pharmacy for program and in store drop off location.

 

DO NOT place in curbside recycling or garbage.

These items are not recyclable. Put them in the garbage.

These items are not recyclable.

If they are in good shape, take to a thrift store.

If they are in poor shape, put them in the garbage.