Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Hazardous waste collection set

by Staff report
| October 14, 2021 1:00 AM

Grant County residents may dispose of household hazardous waste for free from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Grant County Public Works complex at 124 Enterprise St. SE, Ephrata, according to information from Grant County Solid Waste.

Participants must remain in their vehicles. All waste must be in the trunk or the bed of a pickup.

Hazardous products have labels with words such as danger, caustic, flammable and poison, according to a press release. Examples include: oil-based paint; contaminated automotive oil; paint thinner; rechargeable batteries; solvents; aerosols; insecticides; swimming pool chemicals; and hobby chemicals.

Residents and businesses may bring a maximum of 10 mercury-containing lights per person to the event.

Grant County Solid Waste said products should be brought in original labeled containers if possible, and it recommended packing the waste carefully to prevent spills during transportation.

For more information, call at 754-6082, ext. 3508.