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Thurston County is sponsoring its spring hazardous waste collection events for residents to safely dispose of hazardous household products.
The local FREE WasteMobile collection events will be held:
Saturday, May 15
Rainier High School
308 2nd Street West.
The event is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and is for Thurston County residents only.
Items accepted include oil-based paints and stains, adhesives, thinners, solvents, pesticides, batteries, antifreeze, motor oil and filters, cleaners, pool and hobby chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, propane cylinders, and other home generated hazardous materials. Only containers of five gallons or less are accepted.
The WasteMobile does NOT accept latex paint, empty containers, business waste, medical wastes, explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, smoke detectors, electronics, garbage, yard waste or appliances.
Residents who miss this event can always take hazardous household materials to HazoHouse, located at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center, 2418 Hogum Bay Road N.E. near Lacey. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Monday.
NOTE: Latex paint is no longer accepted at HazoHouse or the WasteMobile events unless it was manufactured before 1989, since these older paints may contain lead or mercury. Otherwise, latex can be solidified by mixing with kitty litter, sand, mulch or shredded paper and placed in the trash. Remove the lids so your trash hauler knows it is solidified because liquid or soft paint will be left as unacceptable by your trash hauler.
For more information on recycling events and services, call Thurston County Solid Waste at 867-2491 or go to www.ThurstonSolidWaste.org,” quoting Terri Thomas, Education & Outreach Specialist III Thurston County Solid Waste.
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