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Hazardous waste collection day planned
San Jacinto News- Times
CLEVELAND -- The City of Cleveland is hosting a household hazardous waste and electronics waste collection event and San Jacinto County residents within a 20-mile radius of Cleveland are invited to participate. The one day event will be held Saturday, March 5, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Stancil Park, located at 211 Peach Street. Residents will be allowed to dispose of hazardous waste, including paint products, pesticides and fertilizers, motor oil and fi lters, antifreeze, gasoline and fuels, household cleaners, solvents, car batteries and pool chemicals. Electronic waste includes televisions, computer monitors, laptop computers, CPUs, printers and scanners, fax machines, telephones and cell phones, stereos, VCRs and DVDs. Residents should bring products in their original containers. Do not mix products. Make sure containers are properly sealed and labeled correctly. If you don’t know what it is, mark it “unknown.” If the container leaks, pack it in a larger container. Use absorbent, such as cat litter, to soak up leaks. If possible, place materials in card board boxes -- boxes with dividers make for good packaging. According to Cleveland hazardous waste representative Darnel Rogers, items you don’t want to bring include business waste, medical waste, radio active waste, PCBs, Dioxins, ammunition, explosives, compressed gas cylinders, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners or household trash. Shred Pro Services will be on site to offer free document shredding with secure document destruction and recycling, Rogers said. The collection event is open to residents within a 20-mile radius, which includes a portion of Liberty, Montgomery and San Jacinto counties and is funded with an environmental grant awarded to the City of Cleveland.