Clean out your cupboards, Hazardous Chemical Collection event today

PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) - Perry County, Missouri residents can take part in the first ever household hazardous waste collection event to keep toxic chemicals out of the landfills.

Organizers encourage folks to take this opportunity to properly dispose of toxic materials and not hide them in their trash or leave them along roadsides.

The event goes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the end of Progress Drive in Perryville between Walgreens and the seminary.

You must have a photo I.D. to prove you're from Perry County to get rid of those hazardous chemicals for free.

Bring these items to be disposed of properly:

• Paint: oil and latex

• Aerosols

• Antifreeze

• Asbestos

• Batteries: Alkaline, Nickel Cadmium, Lead Acid and Lithium batteries

• Compressed gas cylinders (ex. propane, oxygen, CO2, acetylene)

• Acid based material (ex. battery acid, drain cleaner, pool chemicals, photographic chemicals)

• Caustic based material (ex. bleach)

• Flammable liquids

• Fluorescent bulbs

• Mercury items (ex. thermometers, thermostats)

• Motor oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid

• Oxidizers (ex. Chlorine tablets)

• Pesticides/Poisons

DO NOT bring the following items:

Ø Business waste, controlled substances, biohazard or medical waste, radioactive waste (ex. fire alarms), temperature-controlled substances and sharps (ex. needles, razors)

Ø Tires: Turn them in to your tire dealer when you buy new ones.

Ø Explosives, ammunition and fireworks: Call ATF in Cape 573-331-7300

Ø Drugs/Medicine: Do not flush drugs down the toilet; take them to one of the anonymous "drug take-back" programs at the Perryville Police Dept. The next one is on October 29, 2011, from 10:00 -2:00.

Ø Appliances: Take to Perry County Recycling Center. No fees. Do not have to remove Freon.

Ø Electronics: Take to Perry County Recycling Center. Temporarily there are NO FEES due to a grant.

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