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Household hazardous waste collection Saturday

| September 6, 2023 5:17 PM

EPHRATA — Grant County residents will be able to dispose of paint, pool chemicals, rechargeable batteries and other kinds of household hazardous waste at a collection event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Grant County Public Works Complex, 124 Enterprise St. SE, Ephrata.

The collection is sponsored by Grant County Public Works. The drop-off is available to all Grant County residents, including residents of incorporated cities, according to information from Public Works. It’s free to county residents.

Fire extinguishers, gasoline and motor oil, yard chemicals and fertilizers, fluorescent bulbs and aerosol cans are among the items that will be accepted, the Public Works post said.

Material must be in original, non-leaking containers. Oil must be marked as to whether or not it’s mixed with other chemicals.

Empty containers, appliances, electronics, ammunition and containers larger than five gallons will not be accepted. A list of acceptable items, and more information, is available from the Public Works Department, 509-754-6082, extension 3508.