Solid Waste Program Announces Household Hazardous Waste Event for Calhoun County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 22, 2022
Calhoun County will hold a household hazardous waste collection at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds. This event is open to all Calhoun County residents and accepts residential material only. Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles.  
Household Hazardous WasteMonday, September 12, 20222:30 – 5:30 p.m.Calhoun County Fairgrounds720 Fair St., MarshallUse Washington St. entrance to enter the event. Participants will exit on Fair St. Click the image for overview and close up maps. 
ITEMS ACCEPTED: Household Hazardous Waste – Oil-based paint, fuels (in fuel cans), solvents, acids, bases, pesticides, household cleaners, mercury, medications, sharps (inside rigid puncture resistant container w/lid), household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, propane cylinders, gas cylinders (NO foam insulation), fire extinguishers, aerosol cans, PCB and non-PCB lamp ballasts, oxidizers, self-heating solids, flammable solids/liquids, toxic inorganics/organics, lighters, chlorophenols, lead, self-defense spray, peroxides, water-reactives, isocyanates, and cyanide. NOT

ACCEPTED: Latex paint, school chemicals, biologically active material, home-use insulation spraying cylinders, ammunitions, weapons, explosives, and radioactive material (includes smoke detectors). HHW collections do not include trash, tires, yard waste, construction/demolition waste, appliances, or industrial/business-generated waste. These items are not defined as household hazardous waste.Please separate paint from the rest of your items and pack your items carefully, so they do not spill while in transport. We can’t guarantee that your containers will be returned.  
Future Event DatesMonday, Oct. 10 – Bailey Park, Battle Creek: Household Hazardous WasteMonday, Oct. 24 – Village of Tekonsha: Scrap Tire Collection 
For information, contactSarah Kelly, Program Coordinator269-969-6395calhouncountymi.gov/recyclingCalhoun County Recycling on Facebook

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