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Crow Wing County Household Hazardous Waste Facility opens for the season April 30

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Household Hazardous Waste Facility opens for the season on April 30

If old paint cans, mysterious liquids or mercury thermometers are gathering dust on basement or garage shelves, there is an opportunity to safely dispose of them.

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The Crow Wing County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility will open for the season beginning April 30 at the Crow Wing County Landfill Site.

The HHW Facility will be open the second Wednesday and second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May through October.

Spring cleaning represents a good time to get rid of old paint cans, household cleaners and other chemicals that have been sitting in the garage or on basement shelves for years. If disposed of inappropriately, the chemicals may contaminate land, ground water, surface water, or air quality. Removal of this material from garbage will also minimize the health risk to waste haulers and landfill operators.

“We are asking folks to do their part protecting our unique environment and the HHW program is free,” said Crow Wing County Solid Waste Coordinator Doug Morris in a news release.

The HHW Facility accepts for free disposal hazardous household waste items such as:

• latex and oil paints, stains and aerosols.

• automotive products.

• household cleaners.

• yard and garden pesticides.

• batteries.

• mercury containing devices (such as thermometers and switches).

Upon arriving at the county landfill site, off Highway 210 northeast of Brainerd. Residents must stop at the landfill office. The attendant will discuss the items to be disposed and provide directions to where the HHW Facility is located at the site.

All loads coming to the county landfill must be covered to ensure debris does not litter roadways.

For more information pertaining to the Household Hazardous Waste Program, visit the county web page at www.crowwing.us and search for “Household Hazardous Waste.”

For more information, contact the Environmental Services Solid Waste Office at 824-1290.

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