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Bring Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics for Safe Disposal and Recycling During Special Collection

Tuesday, March 15, 2005
Event scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2005 at Carter Barron Amphitheatre

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its biannual e-cycling and household hazardous waste disposal event on Saturday, May 14 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre parking lot at 16th and Kennedy Streets, NW. This drop-off service is free and open to all District residents.

DC residents can bring items including old cleaning and gardening chemicals, small quantities of gasoline, pesticides and poisons, acids, varnish, oil-based paints, solvents, aerosols, wood preservatives, spent batteries of all kinds, roofing tar, chemistry sets, automotive fluids, and even asbestos floor tiles to the collection site for environmentally safe disposal.

Additionally, an electronics recycler will be onsite to take end-of-life computers, computer components, televisions, and office equipment.

Items that will not be accepted during the Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Collection include explosives, bulk trash, wooden TV consoles, propane tanks, microwave ovens and other appliances, as well as radioactive or biologically active wastes.