Hazardous waste taken free on Sat.

Written by Adam Spencer, The Triplicate September 18, 2013 04:19 pm

Del Norte County residents can dispose of their hazardous waste for free from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Del Norte County transfer station, 1700 State St., Crescent City.

Pesticides, herbicides, poisons, contaminated motor oil and photographic and pool chemicals are among the materials accepted.

A commercial hazardous waste collection day will be offered Friday by appointment only. Commercial customers should get an EPA identification number from www.dtsc.ca.gov/idmanifest/id_numbers.cfm.

Commercial customers should call 1-800-433-5060 by today to schedule an appointment and receive an estimate of their disposal costs.

State transportation laws limit each vehicle to a maximum of 15 gallons of liquid and 125 pounds of solid hazardous waste.

Del Norters should not bring hazardous waste that the transfer station collects for free every day, including non-aerosol latex-based paint, household fluorescent tubes and bulbs, televisions, computer appliances, home sharps containers, cooking fats, oils and greases, used motor oil, oil filters, old antifreeze, lead acid batteries, and household batteries. 

Cal the transfer station at 707-465-1100 for more information regarding the collection event.

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