Hazardous Waste Day, Paint Swap good for all

We’ve all got some spring cleaning to do, just make sure you are disposing of potentially hazardous materials the safe way.

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Paint Swap Day makes doing the right thing easy.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday local residents can drop off hazardous waste items free of charge at Solvay Employee Park, 11 River Lane, Marietta. This is for residents only. No waste will be accepted from industrial, commercial, government or agricultural sources.

So what’s allowed? Insecticides, herbicides, pesticides, antifreeze, batteries, used oil, rat poison, solvents, transmission fluid, household cleaners, degreasers, solvents, paint thinner, fluorescent lights and bulbs, oil filters, propane cylinders and much more.

Please do not bring ammunition, explosives, fireworks, smoke detectors, electronics, appliances, fire extinguishers or radioactive material. Also, no tires will be accepted.

Don’t forget this is also a chance to swap old paint you no longer want for someone else’s leftover paint. It’s a way to recycle and save some money at the same time.

We urge everyone to take advantage of this free service. Much thanks to the sponsors: Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District, Kraton, Solvay, AmSty, Waste Management and the Washington County Responsible Care Group.

To find out more, call 1-800-860-8103.