Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Household hazardous waste dropoff event planned for Oct. 14 and 15

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The next free household hazardous waste dropoff event will be held on Friday, Oct. 14, and Saturday, Oct. 15, at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230 Soda Bay Road in Lakeport.

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 batteries (automotive and household), paints, solvents, gasoline, pesticides and herbicides, pool chemicals, acids, corrosives, sharps, artists supplies, antifreeze, toxic cleaners, fluorescent light tubes and CFLs, propane tanks five gallons or smaller, non-narcotic prescription medicine, mercury thermometers and thermostats, bleaches and dyes, photography chemicals, oil and oil filters, and cell phones.

Items that cannot be accepted include explosives, ammunition, compressed gas cylinders, propane tanks more than five gallons in size, medical waste, narcotics and radioactive materials.

Household hazardous waste is collected from Lake County residents the third Friday and Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at rotating ends of the lake for convenience of all Lake County residents.

Most items are accepted free. Businesses must make an appointment by calling 707-234-6400 and a small fee will apply.

For more information about recycling, reusing and reducing, visit www.recycling.co.lake.ca.us or call the recycling hotline at 707-263-1980.

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