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Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling Collection Oct. 19

Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with
Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment,
will conduct Household Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling (electronics recycling)
Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Showell
Elementary School parking lot.

Gather up old or unusable
cans of pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints,
thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home and
bring them to the recycling center for safe disposal. Electronic items, such as
computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, radios, televisions and VCR’s, will
be collected and later recycled.

Household hazardous waste
and electronics don’t degrade readily, and recycling them saves much-needed
landfill space. Many of the items also contain poisonous materials that could
seep out of the landfill and contaminate surrounding soil and groundwater.
Proper disposal of these items is among many simple tasks we can practice to
help protect the environment and ultimately our own health. 

This event is open to
Worcester County residents only. 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. The electronics will be
shipped to an electronics recycler for dismantling. For more information,
contact Worcester County Recycling Manager Ron Taylor at 410-632-3177.