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Worcester County to host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day October 31

                 

The Worcester County Public Works Recycling Division will host Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day on Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the West Ocean City Park and Ride.

HHW, along with computers, servers, and laptops, may be dropped off during this event. No other electronics will be accepted.

HHW includes pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home for safe disposal. Computers and laptops will be collected and later recycled.

Water-based paints are not hazardous materials and should be properly disposed of in the trash after solidifying by drying or adding absorbent materials, such as sand, kitty litter, or mulch, rather than brought to a hazardous waste event.

Collecting HHW for safe disposal saves valuable landfill space and helps protect the environment, as many of these items do not degrade and contain poisonous materials that could seep out of the landfill and contaminate surrounding soil and groundwater. 

HHW Collection Day is open at no charge to Worcester County residents only. This event is hosted in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE). A representative from MDE will be on-site checking vehicle registration. Clean Ventures of Baltimore will be responsible for the safe disposal of all hazardous waste collected.

For more information, contact Worcester County Recycling Manager Mike McClung at (410) 632-3177.