2009-09-10 / Happenings

Fall household hazardous waste collection Saturday

Roscommon County residents will have their last opportunity of 2009 to dispose of household hazardous waste during a collection day Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Roscommon County Health and Human Services Building. The site is 1 1.2 mile north of the M-55/M-18 intersection in Prudenville.

The service is free to all county residents. Organizers ask citizens, for their safety, to stay in line during the drop- off process.

Items accepted from Roscommon County households only will be anything labeled Caution, Corrosive, Danger, Flammable, Poison, Reactive, Toxic or Warning:

• Auto liquids and solvents • Cleaners • Corrosives and aerosols • Fertilizers • Glue • Medicines • Herbicides and pesticides • Oil-based paints

• Solvents

Special collections (please have separated):

• Clean Styrofoam containers, plates and cups (No "peanuts." If possible, break up and place in a clear plastic bag.

• Ammunition • Inkjet cartridges

• Computers and televisions

• Tires, on or off rims (up to 4 per household free; $2 each for 5 or more)

• Motor Oil

• Batteries (all types)

Items that will not be accepted are:

• Latex paint • Explosives/bombs/fireworks • Smoke alarms and detectors • Propane tanks

• Building materials

For disposal of those items, contact the Roscommon County Solid Waste Recycling Coordinator in the Crawford-Roscommon Conservation District office in the County Building at 500 Lake St., Roscommon, Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or call 275-3163.

Collections are funded by all of the townships in Roscommon County and the county board of commissioners.

The next collection is scheduled for May 22, 2010.

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