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County announces hazardous waste collection dates

Henderson County Solid Waste will resume its annual Household Hazardous Waste and Paint collections this spring.

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The collections will be 8 a.m.-noon March 9, April 13, and May 11. Chemicals, fertilizers and pesticides will be collected at the Henderson County Convenience Center at 265 Convenience Center Drive. Paint and other paint-related materials will be collected at a special entrance for the Transfer Station, located at 800 Stoney Mountain Road.

There is no charge for chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides. All paint and paint-related materials (except spray paints) incur a $2 per gallon container and $10 per 5-gallon buckets fees, regardless of the amount within. No dried or solid paints will be accepted. Please note there is a 30-gallon per individual per event limit on paint recycling during this program. Details on the paint recycling program are available online at www.hcrecycles.org.

The Solid Waste Division hosts the HHW and Paint event in the spring and fall for the citizens of Henderson County to provide safe recycling and disposal of household chemicals, cleaners, pesticides, and insecticides. Mercury-containing bulbs and related items are not accepted during this event, but can be recycled at the Convenience Center for free from residences. For a detailed list of acceptable HHW items or mercury products, please visit www.hcrecycles.org.

Items brought to the Convenience Center during HHW events should be kept in original packaging and should be handled with utmost care. Unlabeled items must be accompanied by a material ID form, either at the event or prior to the event through www.hcrecycles.org. Business and commercial wastes will not be accepted. Please contact Environmental Programs for proper disposal options by calling (828) 694-6524.

To provide quality service and safety during these events, residents are asked to please unload their own materials at the Convenience Center and Transfer Station and leave pets at home. Additional questions can be direc