Household Hazardous Waste Collection event to be held

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On Nov. 4, the Ross-Pickaway-Highland-Fayette Solid Waste District will be sponsoring a free, Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for residents within the four-county district. No waste will be accepted from area businesses.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the rear parking lot of Adena Local Schools, 3367 Co. Road 550, Franfort, Ohio. The district would like to publicly thank superintendent Balzer and the Adena Local School Board for allowing the district to utilize their parking lot for this event.

The event is available to residents in Ross, Pickaway, Highland and Fayette counties. Please bring a driver’s license or current utility bill to establish your county of residency.

Acceptable items are: oil-based paints and stains (latex and water-based paints are acceptable, however there will be a charge of $1 per gallon/qt. can, $5 for five gallon bucket), polishes, turpentine, thinners, paint stripper, motor oil, kerosene, old gasoline, gasoline mixed with oil, spray paints, lighter fluid, propane and helium cylinders, oxygen tanks, cyanides, pool chemicals, acids and caustics, bleach and household cleaners, all fluorescent light bulbs (including compact fluorescent bulbs), ballasts, lawn chemicals and fertilizers, fire extinguishers, poisons, insecticides, antifreeze, all batteries (including alkaline, computer, vehicle and other), smoke detectors, thermostats and thermometers containing mercury.

Fats, cooking oils and grease will be accepted if delivered in a tightly-sealed container.

Unacceptable items are: anything not listed above, including but not limited to asbestos, appliances, air conditioners, tires, ammunition, electronics, pharmaceuticals, medical wastes, trash and needles.

Latex and water-based paint can be disposed of in your regular trash if you first add paint hardeners, cat litter or sawdust to it to solidify it. The lid may also be left off to speed up the drying process.

For additional information on this event, please contact the RPHF Solid Waste District office at 740-420-5452, or contact Toni Penwell in Fayette County at 740-572-0999.

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