Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for Saturday, July 12 at PNG Field
Most people do not give much thought to the hazardous materials that they bring into their homes. Common hazardous materials that our found in our homes like pesticides, weed killers, pool chemicals, household cleaners, and oil based paints can cause serious problems for human health, our water supply health and also the health of the environment. These materials should be kept out of the regular household garbage and our waterways.
These materials should not be thrown away with your common household trash and they should also not be dumped down the drain.
In attempt to try and eliminate hazardous wastes from entering the streams and water supply, the IRC will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at PNG Field, the Home of the Altoona Curve from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The charge is $10 per car trunk-load.
Acceptable items are: aerosols, antifreeze, automotive batteries, corrosive acids and bases, flammable liquids, solids and adhesives, fluorescent light bulbs, garden chemicals, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, used motor oil, oil-based paints (NO latex), oil filters, paint solvents, organic peroxides, oxidizing liquids and solids, poisonous liquids and solids, pool chemicals, PCB ballast and capacitors, reactive and non-reactive chemicals and indeterminate chemicals. No other items will be accepted at this event. No latex paint, no medications, or alkaline batteries will be accepted.