Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hazardous Waste Drop-Off This Weekend

The city of Baltimore will hold its first Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event at the new containment facility at the Northwest Citizen Convenience Center this weekend. On Friday, November 4th, and Saturday, November 5th, city residents can drop off hazardous materials from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The new Center is located at 2840 Sisson Street:

Hazardous household materials that will be collected include:
  • oil-based paints
  • pesticides
  • herbicides
  • household batteries
  • drain cleaners
  • gasoline
  • pool chemicals
 (They remind us that latex paint can be dried up and the cans put out for regular trash collection.)

The site will not be collecting: asbestos, ammunition, fire extinguishers, industrial and medical wastes and radioactive materials, including smoke alarms with a radioactive symbol. You'll need to show proof of city residency, such as a driver's license, telephone bill or tax bill, before you'll be allowed to drop off items.