Household Hazardous Waste & Pesticide Disposal Day

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The annual Surry County Household Hazardous Waste & Pesticide Disposal Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Mount Airy. The event will go on rain or shine. Surry County residents can bring unwanted, hard-to-dispose-of items for safe disposal during this event. Disposal is FREE.

Items that may be brought are: paints, pesticides, drain solvents, antifreeze, dry cell batteries, oil, thinners, gasoline, paint stripper, weed killers, pool chemicals, acids, solvents.

Items that will NOT be accepted: ammunitions, explosives, gas cylinders, radioactive materials, medicine and syringes, infectious waste, unidentified materials, LP and propane, automotive type batteries.

All containers should be labeled. Lids should be closed tightly and any glass bottle containers need to be cushioned for the ride to the park to prevent breakage. This disposal day is for household products only. The only exception is pesticides. Commercial and household pesticides will be accepted.

This program was made possible by Surry County Public Works, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry County Center.

For more information, please contact Surry County Public Works at 336-401-8376.