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Day to rid homes of hazardous waste nears

April 8, 2008
By Connie Cartmell,
More than 800 to 1,000 people are expected to attend Washington County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Solvay Employee Park, off Ohio 7 between Marietta and Belpre.

Elin and Art Jones of Marietta are two ardent recyclers who plan to be there.

“We always have something to take,” Art Jones said.

In fact, this year, the couple is taking three boxes of materials from neighbors.

“I have a couple of things, outdated prescriptions that should not be ‘flushed,’ some stump remover and paints and solvents that could not be taken to (last Saturday’s) Paint Swap Day,” Elin Jones said. “But we don’t keep a lot and seldom have too much to take.”

Solvay’s Mark Potochnik is coordinator of the 18th annual event, which is sponsored by The Responsible Care Group (made up of three local companies) in cooperation with SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District.

Fact Box

If you go
¯ What: 18th Annual Washington County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
¯ When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
¯ Where: Solvay Advanced Polymers Employee Park, Ohio 7 between Marietta and Belpre.
¯ Who: Free and open to all residents of the region.
¯ Items accepted: Fluorescent bulbs, household cleansers, mothballs, floor wax, used oil, tires, gasoline, transmission and break fluid, antifreeze, paints, auto batteries, pesticides.
¯ Not accepted: Ammunition, explosives, fireworks, radioactive materials, biohazard waste.
¯ For more information: Mark Potochnik, coordinator, Solvay Advanced Polymers, 373-9242.



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