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Two Dates, Two Locations Set Household Hazards and E-Cycling Events

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

(Washington, DC) Need to recycle your recycling bin or trash your old Clean City trashcan? Bring them to either of the Department of Public Works (DPW) household hazardous waste and electronic recycling (e-cycling) collection events this fall.

The DC Household Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling events will occur--rain or shine--at the following dates and locations:

  • October 22 -- Carter Barron Amphitheatre parking lot at 16th and Kennedy Streets, NW, from 9 am to 3 pm
  • November 12 -- Benning Road Trash Transfer Station at 3200 Benning Road, NE, from 9 am to 3 pm

Clean City cans are those cylindrical containers used in residential areas that have twice-weekly trash collection service.

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, even asbestos floor tiles.

The e-cycling station will take 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.

Residents who have old or unneeded recycling bins or Clean City cans may also bring those to the HHW/E-Cycling drop-off events.