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Saturday, October 10, 2009
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Free disposal of old paint and pesticides

Cuyahoga County residents are invited to clean out their basements and garages and bring old oil-based paint, pesticides, and other unwanted household chemicals to the Household Hazardous Waste Round-up.

Some of the types of materials that will be accepted through this free event include oil-based paints, solvents, wood stains, sealers, turpentine, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, mercury, acids, car batteries, fluorescent bulbs and more.

Latex paint, medical waste (including pharmaceuticals) and waste frombusinesses will not be accepted at this event. Latex paint is anon-hazardous material that should be solidified and placed in the regular rubbish. There are no special collection events for latex paint in Cuyahoga County. To see an instructional video about disposing of latex paint, log on here.

Since 1996, almost eight million pounds of hazardous chemicals havebeen collected and disposed properly through this program. Improperdisposal of hazardous materials in the trash, down storm drains, or on the ground is a health and safety risk for humans and pets and pollutes our environment.

This event is for Cuyahoga County residents only. The Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District in cooperation with over 40 local municipalities. These communities are participating by hosting local collection events fortheir residents. A list of these local collections and a complete listof acceptable items can be found on the District's website or by calling (216) 443-3749.

This is the final Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up of the year. Household Hazardous Waste Round-Ups are held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The next free collection event will be held in 2010.

Cuyahoga County residents are invited to clean out their basements and garages and bring old oil-based paint, pesticides, and other unwanted household chemicals to the Household Hazardous Waste Round-up. Some of the types of materials that will be accepted through this free event include oil-based paints, solvents, wood stains, sealers, turpentine, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, mercury, acids, car batteries, fluorescent bulbs and more. Latex paint, medical waste (including pharmaceuticals) and waste frombusinesses will not be accepted at this event. Latex paint is anon-hazardous material that should be solidified and placed in the regular rubbish. There are no special collection events for latex paint in Cuyahoga County. To see an instructional video about disposing of latex paint, log on here. Since 1996, almost eight million pounds of hazardous chemicals havebeen collected and disposed properly through this program. Improperdisposal of hazardous materials in the trash, down storm drains, or on the ground is a health and safety risk for humans and pets and pollutes our environment. This event is for Cuyahoga County residents only. The Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District in cooperation with over 40 local municipalities. These communities are participating by hosting local collection events fortheir residents. A list of these local collections and a complete listof acceptable items can be found on the District's website or by calling (216) 443-3749. This is the final Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up of the year. Household Hazardous Waste Round-Ups are held twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The next free collection event will be held in 2010.

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