Safely get rid of ‘hazardous’ stuff
FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER
The Yolo County Planning & Public Works, Division of Integrated Waste Management holds weekly collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) at the Yolo County Central Landfill (44090 County Road 28H). The HHW facility is open every Friday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The landfill also accepts hazardous waste from businesses in Yolo County that have products which are corrosive, reactive, toxic or ignitable. Businesses in the areas of construction, printing, equipment or vehicle maintenance, furniture refinishing and farms/ranches that create hazardous waste are encouraged to utilize this program. Business hazardous waste is accepted by appointment only and there is a fee for disposal. For more information about this program or to schedule an appointment, call (866) 714-8470.
Materials that will be accepted from the public and businesses include: batteries; fluorescent bulbs or tubes; used motor oil and filters; cleaning supplies; lighter fluid; antifreeze; aerosols; garden pesticides and herbicides; latex or oil based paints; solvents; poisons; electrical switches/relays; pilot light sensors; mercury thermostats and containerized syringes.
Yolo County also provides a reuse program which is open to the public during the same hours as the HHW collection program. The reuse program makes household cleaning supplies, lawn, garden and automotive products, and household paint available to residents at no charge. Often, products are dropped off at the HHW facility simply because they are no longer needed. These products have original labels and are nearly full.
HHW events are sponsored by the Yolo County Department of Planning & Public Works, Division of Integrated Waste Management. For more information on proper disposal of HHW, call (530) 666-8856 or visit: www.yolocounty.org.
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