The Athens-Hocking County Solid Waste District is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Hocking College Lot #3 in Nelsonville, Ohio.
Residents of Athens and Hocking counties may drop off a variety of hazardous materials for disposal, at no charge. Proof of residence must be provided by showing a valid driver’s license with your current address or a current public utility bill.
Keep all materials separate; do not mix materials. Large amounts of materials may be bagged or carried in five-gallon containers. Containers larger than five gallons and bags weighing over 50 pounds will not be accepted. Residents are limited to six five-gallon containers per vehicle.
A flyer with event details can be downloaded from http://ahswd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021_HHW_2.pdf.
For more information, call the Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District at 740-753-6885.
Acceptable items include:
Corrosives: acids and caustics, car batteries, household batteries, pool chemicals, drain cleaners
Toxics: ammonia, antifreeze, bleach, brake fluid, pesticides, mercury, rat poison, transmission fluid, weed killers
Flammables: adhesives, flares, gasoline, kerosene, latex and oil-based paints, lighter fluid, motor oil and filters, propane cylinders (up to 20 lbs.), turpentine
Reactive materials: cyanide, fertilizers, pool chlorine
Unacceptable items include
Anything that is not on the above list
Munitions: Ammunition, hand grenades, explosives
Chemicals and gases: Helium, freon, oxygen, carbon dioxide cylinders
E-waste: Cell phones, computers, computer components such as printers, monitors and scanners
Household waste: Recycling, shredded papers, trash
Business/commercial or school/business waste
Appliances and electronics
Prescription medications or syringes
Propane cylinders over 20 lbs.