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Charles County, Maryland

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

For Immediate Release
2019-001
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 8:05am

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

The Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the first household hazardous waste collection for 2019 will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5.  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, 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), latex paint, prescription drugs, 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, paint hardener, or sawdust to aid in drying it out.

Household hazardous waste collection occurs on the first Saturday of each month. Upcoming 2019 collection dates are:  Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, and Dec. 7.

Register for the Citizen Notification System (CNS) to get updates on environmental resources, curbside recycling, and inclement weather delay notifications.  To register for CNS, manage your message settings, provide preferred contact information, and select categories visit, www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/CNS

For more information, call the Charles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the landfill and recycling information line at 301-932-5656. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD:  800-735-2258.

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