Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Household Hazardous Waste, E-Waste Collection In Butler County March 18, April 22

Butler County will hold Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Waste Collection events on March 18 and April 22 (Earth Day) at 129 Ash Stop Road in Evans City, Butler County.
Many chemical products found in the home, garage, workshop, and garden contain hazardous ingredients.  These products, such as weed killer, fertilizer, paint, oven cleaner, drain cleaner, and rat poison, need to be used and stored safely.
When they are disposed of, they must be handled differently than ordinary trash because even small amounts can cause environmental damage.
Not sure what to do with that old tv, computer, paint, pesticides, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and CFLs, etc.?
For those residing in Butler County, the county is pleased to continue with its electronics and hazardous waste collection. Thanks to the Board of Butler County Commissioners and grant funding from the Department of Environmental Protection, several collection dates are offered throughout the year.
Drop-off times are made only by appointment, by calling ECSR at 1-866-815-0016. You must call to schedule a drop-off time. Nominal fees apply for most items.
Remember once you purchase a hazardous product, you are responsible for handling and disposing of it properly. Follow some simple tips: Buy only what you need. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use and handling.
Old paint can be mixed with cat litter or sawdust and left to dry. Once dry, it can be put in the garbage. Be sure no liquid is left because liquid is not allowed in a landfill. If you are unsure about what to do with a product, don't put it down the drain.
Hazardous wastes can be a danger in the sewer lines, to the workers who service the sewer system, to your neighbors, your local environment, and to the wastewater treatment plant.
Take advantage of your local hazardous waste collection sites!  -- Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition.
(Reprinted from the February Catalyst newsletter from the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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