Free hazardous waste disposal event upcoming

PDT Sports Writer

September 27, 2012


PDT Staff Writer

The Lawrence-Scioto County Solid Waste Management District is set to host the 8th annual Household Hazardous Waste event on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Dow Chemical Company, Americas Styrenics, and Veolia Environment Services have joined forces to provide residents from Lawrence and Scioto County the opportunity to dispose of household items that are considered to be hazardous waste.

“This is a program the district can provide the residents of both counties for free. You tell me where else you are going to get a free program that will do all of this,” said Dan Palmer, Director of the Lawrence-Scioto County Solid Waste Management District. “We all are guilty of accumulating stuff in our basement, our garages and everyplace. Before long you realize how much you have and then it’s a question of how to dispose it.”

Items that will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste event include, scrap tires, off the rim, with a limit of 10 per person. Lead-acid batteries, motor oil, used antifreeze, paints, thinners, solvents, cleaners, pesticides, pool chemicals, electronics, computers and pharmaceuticals.

Items not accepted include, explosives, ammunition, trash, yard waste, fuel tanks, appliances, televisions and sharps/syringes.

Palmer said the district has already been receiving numerous calls from residents expressing interest about the event.

In 2011, 322 vehicles participated dropping off 31 batteries, 1,231 tires, 3,200 pounds of oil, 2,650 pounds of flammable liquids, 300 pounds of toxic solids, 300 pounds of toxic solids and 138 pounds of medicines.

To participate in this free event you must be a resident of Scioto or Lawrence Counties. Proof of residency will be required.

The event will take place at the Dow Chemical & Americas Styrenics plant, 925 County Road 1-A, Ironton.

For more information about the 7th Annual Household Hazardous Waste Event call the Lawrence-Scioto County Solid Waste Management District at 740-532-1231.

Portia Williams may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 234 or portiawilliams@heartlandpublications.com