Household hazardous waste collection in Henderson Co.

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(NEWS RELEASE) – Henderson County Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Begin March 14, 2017, according to the county.

The Henderson County Solid Waste Division will resume its annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collections during the spring of 2017. Event dates are the second Tuesday of the month from March through May (March 14, April 11, and May 9), 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Henderson County Convenience Center, located at 265 Convenience Center Drive, Hendersonville, NC 28791. The six 2016 events served more than 600 vehicles, collecting more than 38,000 pounds of household materials considered hazardous and regulated as universal waste by NC DEQ.

The 2017 Paint Recycling Program will operate at the Transfer Station during the same dates and times. All paint and paint-related materials (except spray paints) incur a $2 per gallon container fee, regardless of the amount within. No dried or solid paints accepted. Please note there is a 30-gallon per individual per event limit on paint recycling during this program. Details on paint purchasing and proper disposal outside of this program are available online at http://www.hcrecycles.org.

The Solid Waste Division hosts the HHW events annually for the citizens of Henderson County to provide safe recycling and disposal of household chemicals, cleaners, pesticides, and insecticides. We do not accept Mercury-containing bulbs or related items during this event. Those items can be recycled at the Convenience Center for free Monday-Friday from county households. For a detailed list of acceptable HHW items or mercury products, please visit http://www.hcrecycles.org.

Items brought to the Convenience Center during HHW events should be kept in original containers or packaging, if possible, and should be handled with utmost care. A material ID form must accompany any unlabeled items. You may obtain and complete a material ID form at the event or prior to the event through http://www.hcrecycles.org. No business or commercial wastes accepted at this event. Please contact Environmental Programs for proper disposal options by calling (828) 694-6524.

To provide quality service and safety during these events, we ask residents to unload their own HHW materials at the Convenience Center. Please leave your pets at home. Direct additional questions to (828) 697-4505 or (828) 694-6524.

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