Jun 20, 2013 2:09 PM by Elaine Sheridan

Hazardous disposal for Black Forest Residents

El Paso County will be holding a special event on Friday, June 21, from 9am - 2pm for Black Forest residents to dispose of household hazardous waste items.

This free event will be located at the Black Forest Section 16 Trailhead, 8510 Burgess Road, just west of Vollmer Road.

The following items will be accepted for proper disposal:

*Paint and paint-related products (stains, strippers, thinners, varnishes, etc.)

*Compressed gas cylinders (1-lb. and 20-lb. propane and butane)

*Household chemicals (aerosols, ammonia, bleach, cleaners, lamp oil, etc.)

*Lawn & garden chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, poisons, plant food, etc.)

*Automotive chemicals (motor oil, antifreeze, brake & transmission fluids, waxes, bug/tar/vinyl/chrome/engine cleaners, etc.)

*Electronics (computers, printers, scanners, TVs of all sizes, cell phones, audio/video equipment, digital cameras, camcorders, fax machines, etc.)

*All types of batteries - lead acid vehicle batteries and all types of household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, watch & hearing aid batteries)

*Medicines & medical sharps (hypodermic needles, lancets, etc.) from people or animals. No controlled substances will be accepted. Package items as follows:
Mix loose pills together in a clear, sealable bag.
Put other medicines (liquids, patches, ointments, inhalers) in a clear, sealable bag after removing any drug or personal information.
Place sharps in either a sharps container from a pharmacy or an empty, clean liquid laundry detergent bottle with a narrow neck & a screw lid.
Metals including refrigerators and freezers.
Tires (passenger & light truck).

If you have questions, please call El Paso County at 520-7871.



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