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Hazardous waste collection days set

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The Henderson County Solid Waste Division will resume its annual Household Hazardous Waste collections during the spring. The collections are 8:30 a.m. until noon April 11 and May 9 at the Henderson County Convenience Center. The six 2016 event served more than 600 vehicles, collecting more than 38,000 pounds of household materials considered hazardous and regulated as universal waste by the state Department of Environmental Quality.

The 2017 Paint Recycling Program will operate at the Transfer Station during the same dates and times. All paint and paint-related materials (except spray paints) incur a $2 per gallon container fee, regardless of the amount within. No dried or solid paints accepted. Please note there is a 30-gallon per individual per event limit on paint recycling during this program. Details on paint purchasing and proper disposal outside of this program are available online at www.hcrecycles.org.

The Solid Waste Division does not accept mercury-containing bulbs or related items during the event. Those items can be recycled at the Convenience Center for free Monday-Friday from county households. 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 containers or packaging, if possible, and should be handled with utmost care. A material ID form must accompany any unlabeled items. You may obtain and complete a material ID form at the event or prior to the event through www.hcrecycles.org. No business or commercial wastes is accepted at this event. Contact Environmental Programs for proper disposal options by calling (828) 694-6524.