Saturday, December 07, 2013
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October 08, 2013
INDEPENDENCE -- There is a free household hazardous waste collection event for all Polk County residents scheduled Saturday.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Independence Riverview Park and Amphitheater, 100 Main St.
It is important to keep items in their original containers if possible and not to mix any of the products.
The types of items that are considered hazardous and can be collected at the event include: Aerosol cans, antifreeze, brake fluid, degreasers, engine cleaners, fluorescent lights and tubes, furniture stripper, herbicides, household batteries, kerosene gas, lab sets, latex paint, lighter fluid, mercury, oil-based paint, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, rose dust, rust remover, slug bait, solvents, spot remover, thermometers, thermostats, transmission fluid, turpentine, wood killers and wood preservatives.
Sharp containers, motor oil, explosives or radioactive waste will not be accepted at this event.
For more information: 503-623-9237.