Sponsored by Frederick County Division of Solid Waste & Recycling. Acceptable items include aerosol paints, brake fluid, flares, compact and tube fluorescent light bulbs and ballasts, fungicides, household cleaners, insecticides, mothballs, old fuel, pesticides, photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, rechargeable batteries (not alkaline), stains, sealants, smoke detectors, solvents, thinners and general household items marked “hazardous” or “toxic.” For other details of what is and not accepted, visit website or Facebook page.
Materials will be processed by a contractor for safe disposal at this event.
Note that items not accepted at this event include: ammunition, biomedical waste, explosives, firearms, fire extinguishers, LED light bulbs, medicines, paint, pressurized tanks (such as for propane, helium, or freon), and radioactive materials. Other disposal or recycling options exist for these materials; please visit the DSWR website at www.frederickcountymd.gov/hazwaste for detailed instructions. Also, items accepted year round for recycling or regular disposal at the DSWM facilities, including alkaline and lead-acid batteries, electronics, motor oil, antifreeze, sharps, solidified paint, tires, household trash or recyclables, are not collected at this special event.