From Friday, May 20 2011 - 9:00am To Saturday, May 21 2011 - 1:00pm Every day
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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The next HazMobile event will be held Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21, at South Lake County Fire Station, 21095 Highway 175, Middletown.
Hours will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Households can bring up to 15 gallons of toxic items free of charge. Fees will be charged for amounts over 15 gallons.
Items that are accepted include paint, solvents, fuels, five-gallon propane tanks, pool chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, batteries, fluorescent light tubes (up to 60 linear feet) and other toxic materials that cannot be put in the trash.
Items that cannot be accepted include televisions, computer monitors, ammunition, explosives, radioactive materials or infectious wastes.
To learn how and where to properly dispose these items, please visit www.recycling.co.lake.ca.us or contact the recycling hotline at 707-263-1980.
HazMobile services are provided to residential households by the Integrated Waste Management Division of the Lake County Public Services Department and the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, (CalRecycle).
Businesses also are welcome to use this convenient service to properly dispose of hazardous waste and protect our environment, however, businesses must pay for this taxpayer-funded service and first make an appointment.
Business appointments can be made by calling the Mendocino County Solid Waste Authority, the contracted agency that provides this service in Lake County at 707-468-9786.
Free recycling options for residents and businesses:
Recycled paint is available to both residents and businesses at Lake County Waste Solutions on first-come, first-served basis in five gallon containers. Colors include tan, brown, gray and pink.
Used cooking oil can be dropped-off by businesses and residents, which will be recycled into BioDiesel by Yokayo BioFuels. Drop off at Lake County Waste Solutions, South Lake Refuse & Recycling Center, and the Northshore Fire Protection District station at 6257 Seventh Ave. in Lucerne.
Used motor oil can be dropped-off by residents for recycling year round at a number of sites in the county. Visit www.recycling.co.lake.ca.us for locations.
Electronics (E-waste) can be dropped off at Lake County Waste Solutions, South Lake Refuse & Recycling Center, and monthly at the Goodwill E-Waste collection held in Lakeport.
Lake County Waste Solutions is located at 230 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport, telephone 888-718-4888 or 707-234-6400. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit them online at www.candswaste.com.
South Lake Refuse & Recycling Center is located at 16015 Davis St., Clearlake. It's open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., telephone 707-994-8614. Find out more at www.southlakerefuse.com.
The HazMobile program is subsidized by the Lake County Public Services Department, Integrated Waste Management Division and CalRecycle as a public service to Lake County residents.
For more information about recycling, reusing and reducing, please visit www.recycling.co.lake.ca.us or call the recycling hotline at 707-263-1980.