Household Hazardous Waste Collection at PNG Field, Altoona

Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for Saturday, June 22 at PNG Field

 

Altoona –Many of us do not think about the hazardous materials that we bring into our home.  Materials commonly found in our homes like pesticides, weed killers, pool chemicals, cleaners, and oil based paints pose risks to human health, our water supply, and the environment.  These materials should be kept out of the regular household garbage.

 

What is a person to do with those left over herbicides, the half empty containers that accumulate in our garages, attics, closets, and under the kitchen sink?  How should they be disposed?   These materials should be kept out of our household trash and should not be dumped down the drain.

 

To help reduce the amount of hazardous waste from entering the waste stream and water supply, the IRC will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, June 22, 2013 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. 

HHW ExamplesAcceptable Items:

  • Oil-based paints & stains...   *NO latex paint accepted
  • Pesticides & Weed Killers
  • Automotive fluids & filters
  • Mercury containing products
  • Fluorescent bulbs & tubes
  • Poisonous/reactive chemicals
  • Flammable liquids & solids

Please remember... this is a one day only, annual event to be held on June 22, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m at PNG FIELD, HOME OF THE ALTOONA CURVE!

We cannot accept medications or latex paint at this event.  

For more info visit ircenvironment.org, if you have questions or would like to volunteer at the event please call 942-7472 or email kpope@ircenvironment.org.

Time: 
Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 8:00am to 1:00pm