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City of Valdez, AK

09/10/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/10/2019 17:58

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day

City of Valdez Annual Household Hazardous Waste Day

The City of Valdez Baler Facility will be hosting its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day event on September 11th from 9am to 5pm. The Baler facility collects household hazardous waste items year round and ships them out annually on HHW day. Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Baler Facility at 907-835-2356

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be 'household hazardous waste' or 'HHW'. Products such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when being disposed of.

Improper disposal of HHW includes pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or putting them in the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.

ACCEPTED WASTE:

Cleaning Products
Bleach (laundry)
Drain cleaners
Oven cleaners
Pool chemicals
Toilet cleaners
Tub, tile, shower cleaners
Wood and metal cleaners and polishes

Lawn and Garden Products
Fungicides/wood preservatives
Herbicides/Insecticides

Workshop/Painting Supplies
Adhesives and glues
Aerosol cans
Fixatives and other solvents
Furniture strippers
Oil or enamel-based paint
Paint strippers and removers
Paint thinners and turpentine
Stains and finishes

Miscellaneous
Batteries
Driveway sealer
Mercury thermostats or thermometers

Automotive Products
Air conditioning refrigerants
Antifreeze
Automotive batteries
Carburetor and fuel injection cleaners
Fuel additives
Motor oil
Starter fluids
Transmission and brake fluid

Indoor Pesticides
Pest/bug sprays and baits
Flea repellents and shampoos
Houseplant insecticides
Moth repellents
Mouse and rat poisons and baits

Other Flammable Products
CO2 cartridges
Diesel fuel
Fire extinguishers
Gas/oil mix
Helium tanks
Home heating oil
Kerosene/lighter fluid
Propane tanks