Information provided by Tri-County Health Department
Many common products found in your home, such as oil-based paint, mercury, gasoline, degreasers, cleaning compounds and garden chemicals may be hazardous to your family and the environment if used or disposed of improperly. It is important to read the product labels to safely store, use and dispose of chemicals. When these chemicals are not disposed of properly, they can be hazardous to sanitation workers, create problems in sewage treatment plants and landfills or pollute the water or air.
Tri-County Health Department is hosting its second roundup of the season on Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shea Stadium, located at 3270 Redstone Park Circle in Highlands Ranch.
No electronic waste will be accepted at this event. Bring your chemicals, including but not limited to pesticides, motor oil, antifreeze and paint. Bring a proof of residency and $25 per vehicle.
These community events help dispose of chemical waste properly, prevent pollution and protect the people handling your garbage. Last year, 4,271 households participated in the roundups, disposing and recycling more than 315 tons of household hazardous waste. For more information, visit www.tchd.org.
Volunteers unload the products, so participants do not even have to get out of their cars!