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Household HazMat, E-cycling Event Will Be Held Saturday, October 28

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

(Washington, DC) The District Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its fall household hazardous waste and electronics recycling drop-off Saturday, October 28, 2006, from 8 am to 3 pm at the District’s newly renovated Trash Transfer Station at 3200 Benning Road, NE. This service is free and open to all District residents.

Household hazards include old cleaning and gardening chemicals, 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.

DPW will also have an electronics recycling station to receive end-of-life televisions, office and audio equipment, computers, computer parts and accessories. All computer monitors and TV screens must be intact, not cracked, punctured or shattered. During processing, the electronics are broken down into component parts, precious as well as toxic metals are extracted, and then the various materials are recycled or disposed of safely.

Learn more about household hazardous waste.