Household hazardous waste collection event returns

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By Bryan Marshall

What: Household hazardous waste collection event

When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7

Where: Grant County High School parking lot

Common items to be collected by Environmental Enterprises of Cincinnati: Household cleaners, nail polish and removers, lighter fluids, glues and waxes, drain cleaners, paints, varnishes, auto batteries, lawn and pool chemicals, insecticides, petroleum fuels, florescent light bulbs, mercury and mercury containing devices, aerosol cans and fire extinguishers.

Electronic waste to be collected by Apex Technology Solutions of Florence: LCD and CRT monitors, PCs and laptops, scanners, fax machines, printers, cell phones, keyboards and mice, telephones, power cords and audio-video equipment

Items not collected: TVs, latex paint and used motor oil

Amount collected last year: More than 1,6402 pounds of waste

How did inaugural collection go last year?: “For it being the first event, I was pleased with the turnout,” said Bryan Miles, Grant County solid waste coordinator. “We had about 150 cars come through. Everything went very smoothly. We were hoping we’d get the grant again and we were pleasantly surprised when we did. We’re hoping for a bigger turnout this year.”

Other important information:

• The state Family and Health Services Cabinet will be offering a free digital thermometer in exchange for a mercury thermometer.

• Funding for the collection was provided in part by the Division of Waste Management through the Kentucky Pride Foundation and the Family and Health Services Cabinet.

•  The event also is sponsored by the Grant County Fiscal Court, Grant County 109 Board, the Grant County News and Express and Grant County High School.

• The event will follow two cleanups by CSI of Williamstown.

As part of the free fall cleanup, general waste and bulky items pickup began Monday, Oct. 26, and ends Friday, Oct. 30, on a resident’s normal collection day.

Items need to be neatly organized, bagged, bundled or tied and not exceed 75 pounds.

There are not to be any liquids, tires, oils, liquid paints, solvents or pesticides.

Free appliance cleanup week will be from Monday, Nov. 2 to Friday, Nov. 6.

The items should be placed at the curb for collection during a resident’s normal pickup day.

All appliances with locked or latched doors must have the doors removed prior to pickup. They also must be empty of all materials.

Freon-containing appliances, including refrigerators, freezers and air-conditioning units, can be picked up by appointment.

For more information about the household hazardous waste collection, call 824-3050.