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First Fall Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Leonardtown, MD – The first of two Hazardous Waste Collection days for the fall season will occur this Saturday, August 22, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the St. Andrew’s Landfill in California, MD. With the summer season drawing to a close now is the perfect time for citizens to clean out barns, basements, sheds, garages, storage areas under kitchen sinks, etc. and properly dispose potentially toxic/dangerous materials and household hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste items which will be accepted for collection include Acids, Ammonia, Bleach, Cleaners, Fuels, Gas/Oil Mixtures, Gasoline, Household and Lawn Pesticides, Mercury Thermometers, Photography Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Solvents, Wood Preservatives, Paint Thinners, and Alkyd (oil-based) Paint. Since Latex Paint is not considered hazardous, it can be disposed with your regular trash collection as long as the mixture is harden by adding absorbents (cat litter, sand, sawdust, or paint drying crystals) prior to disposal. If, however citizens are unable to do so, Latex Paint will also be accepted.
Items which will not be accepted include Ammunition, Asbestos, Explosive Materials, Medical Waste, Pharmaceuticals, Radioactive Materials, and Picric Acid.
The next Hazardous Waste Collection day is scheduled for Saturday, November 21.
For more information contact the St. Mary’s Department of Public Works and Transportation at 301-863-8400.

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