The Richmond Register

Local News

September 30, 2013

Annual household hazardous waste collection scheduled Saturday


“If it’s in your household, and it’s hazardous, bring it on, “ said Scott Tussey, Madison County’s solid-waste coordinator.

The county’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is scheduled Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Madison County Road Department-South, 208 Clarksville Lane, in the former Tri-State Garage. The location is just south of the US 25/421 junction.

More than 7,000 pounds of hazardous materials were collected last year, Tussey said.

Items being collected include: Automotive products, fertilizers, pesticides, oil-based paints, solvents/cleaners, items containing mercury, electronics and batteries.

However, certain items will not be accepted for disposal, including: latex paints, tires, ammunition/explosives, radioactive materials and foam insulation systems.

Latex paint hardening crystals are no longer available, Tussey said, but latex paint is non-hazardous and can be disposed of in normal trash as long as it is hardened. Cat litter can be used to harden latex paint, he said.

Each person in the U.S. produces an average of four pounds of household hazardous waste each year, totaling about 530,000 tons, according to information from the Environmental Protection Agency,
The average U.S. household generates more than 20 pounds of household hazardous waste per year, the website states.

“The trash haulers do not want these items intermingled in with the regular trash stream because it is a hazard to transport and for them to go in our conventional landfills,” Tussey said.

Funding for the event is provided by county, a grant from the state’s Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Division of Waste Management's Kentucky PRIDE fund.

Call 624-4709 for more details about this weekend's event.


Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: MH17 Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion Last Mass Lynching in U.S. Remains Unsolved Home-sharing Programs Help Seniors Ex-NYC Mayor: US Should Allow Flights to Israel Clinton: "AIDS-Free Generation Within Our Reach" Judge Ponders Overturning Colo. Gay Marriage Ban Airlines Halt Travel to Israel Amid Violence VA Nominee McDonald Goes Before Congress US Official: Most Migrant Children to Be Removed Police Probing Brooklyn Bridge Flag Switch CDC Head Concerned About a Post-antibiotic Era Courts Conflicted Over Healthcare Law Raw: Truck, Train Crash Leads to Fireball
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results