A community waste collection day is one way to manage hazardous household waste and keep it out of the landfill. The collection days are usually sponsored by a local government agency or a private organization. Residents are notified of the date, the drop-off location and the type of materials the program will accept. The collected wastes are recycled, treated or disposed of by a professional handler.
Only a few North Carolina cities and counties currently have periodic collection days for hazardous household waste. If your city or county has such a collection day, use it. It is a good way to dispose of hazardous household wastes, such as automotive paint, brake fluid, dry cleaning fluid, engine degreaser, flea powder, epoxies and adhesives, photographic chemicals, paint supplies and thinners, solvent-based cleaners and polishes, mothballs, wood preservatives, gasoline, pesticides, swimming pool chemicals, lacquer and lacquer thinner, car batteries, kerosene, mercury batteries and smoke detectors.
If there is not a collection program in your area, use the recommended disposal methods described earlier. Find someone who might use or recycle your waste. In the meantime, store these products safely!
Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted on Fridays at the Landfill
from 9:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Paint & paint related items such as
water sealer, paint thinners, enamels and polyurethane will be charged
at $2.00 per gallon. There will be no charge for pesticides, herbicides,
insecticides, motor oil, antifreeze and lead acid batteries. No
hazardous wastes from businesses will be accepted. No Bio-Hazardous,
radioactives or explosives will be accepted at any time.
If you have any questions, please contact the Solid Waste Office at (828) 250-5460.