Charles County, Maryland

Household Hazardous Waste Collection December 1

For Immediate Release
Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:20am

Household Hazardous Waste Collection December 1

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the last household hazardous waste collection for 2012 will be held on Saturday, Dec.1.  The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata.   Collection hours are 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Items accepted free of charge include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, gasoline, oil-based paint, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, batteries, expired prescription drugs, fluorescent lights, mercury thermometers, and other poisons found in the home. Please remember to mark any container that does not have a readable, original label. 

Unacceptable materials include bio-medical waste (sharps, needles, anything with bodily fluids) and ammunition.  Used motor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and batteries are accepted on a regular basis at various collection sites.  Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste and can be placed in your household trash as long as it is solidified.  This can be accomplished by adding kitty litter, shredded paper, or sawdust to the liquid latex paint to aid in drying it out.


The next household hazardous waste collection date will be April 6, 2013.