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Hazardous Waste Collection Event In Houghton County

Houghton County Emergency Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Macdonald Street behind the Lake Linden Village Park

There is no cost for Houghton County resident flooding victims.  Businesses, schools, institutions, commercial farmers and non-Houghton County residents are not eligible to participate.

Items accepted:

  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze/motor oil/automotive fluids
  • Solvents/flammable/oil-based paint
  • Pesticides
  • Electronics
  • Latex paint
  • Reactives/oxidizers
  • Corrosives (acids / bases)
  • Miscellaneous cleaners and toxics
  • Mercury (liquid and devices)
  • Batteries (mixed household)
  • Medical Sharps (must arrive in rigid container)
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • PCB electrical equipment
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Propane cylinders
  • Smoke detectors
  • Non-controlled substance pharmaceuticals and over the counter medications

Items not accepted:

  • Weapons
  • Explosives
  • Construction materials/debris
  • Appliances
  • Radioactive materials (other than smoke detectors)
  • Shock-sensitive materials
  • Standard household trash
  • Tires
  • Yard waste

When preparing waste for the collection:

ü  Do not mix waste materials.

ü  Place material with damaged containers in a secondary container that is closed to prevent release/exposure during transport and collection.

ü  Ensure labels are visible and secondary containers are marked.

ü  Keep “like” containers together.

ü  Place containers in a lined box or plastic container to keep materials upright during transport.

ü  Containers larger than a 5-gallon bucket require special approval.

 

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