County accepts hazardous waste from businesses, individuals

By From page A3 | February 17, 2012

Yolo County residents can dispose of their household hazardous waste — items such as paint, batteries, cleaning supplies and fluorescent bulbs or tubes — safely each week at the Yolo County landfill. Disposal services are free.

The county also can offer hazardous waste disposal for small businesses at reduced rates, since the equipment, staff and transportation are already onsite, covering the majority of the overhead costs.

Business hazardous waste — from painters, construction contractors, printers, furniture refinishing shops and equipment or vehicle maintenance shops, for example — is accepted between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Fridays, by appointment.

The household hazardous waste facility is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday and Saturday at the landfill, 44090 County Road 28H. For more information about the business disposal program or to schedule an appointment, call (866) 714-8470.

Accepted materials include batteries; fluorescent bulbs or tubes; used motor oil and filters; cleaning supplies; lighter fluid; antifreeze; aerosols; garden pesticides and herbicides; latex or oil-based paints; solvents; poisons; electrical switches/relays; pilot light sensors; mercury thermostats and containerized syringes.

For more information on programs at the landfill, go to www.yolocounty.org.

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