Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Properly dispose of household chemicals for free

Spring is a distant memory, and the long summer days have come to pass, as you tidy and button up your home for winter.

You’ve cleaned your house and garden over the last few months, and now it’s time to get rid of cleaning products or garden chemicals (hazardous household waste) that you won’t use anymore.

Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility makes it easy to drop off your unwanted hazardous waste, and it's free. The facility, located at 3071 Highway 50, is the first building on the left as you enter the Mesa County Solid Waste campus. Stop by Thursdays or Fridays, at any time between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Hazardous waste includes cleaning products, automotive cleaners, garden chemicals, aerosol cans, antifreeze, old gasoline, paints, motor oil and more. Proper disposal helps prevent accidental poisonings and fire hazards in the home.

Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, at 3071 Highway 50, makes it easy to drop off your unwanted household hazardous waste.

It's easy to drop off your unwanted household hazardous waste at the Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility.

But wait, there is more! Not only can you drop off your unwanted hazardous waste— you may find something you need on their shelves to take!

Find something you need, take it for free!

Proper disposal helps prevent the potential of accidental poisonings and fire hazards in the home.

Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility is open to residents to pick-up or drop-off household cleaners, paint, car wax, antifreeze, fertilizer, garden chemicals, etc.

Reuse of these items promotes environmental stewardship by reducing the amount of disposed waste. It’s a great way to save money and help decrease our impact on the environment.

In 2016, the Hazardous Waste Collection Facility collected 176,368 pounds of hazardous waste and shipped it off through a hazardous waste vendor. Also, 284,614 pounds of e-waste was recycled through an electronic waste vendor, and 110,160 pounds of used oil/antifreeze were recycled. That is a total of 571,124 pounds of hazardous waste collected in Mesa County.

Approximately 9,093 residents were served last year.

For more information about the Mesa County Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, visit http://www.mesacounty.us/swm/hazmat/

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