The City of Fort Collins will be holding a free household hazardous waste collection event 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., September 6, on the Colorado State University campus on the northwest corner of Lake Street and College Avenue.
Accepted items include pesticides, paint, household batteries, CFL bulbs, cleaning and automotive products, used oil and mercury-containing items. Items that will not be accepted include tires, e-waste, asbestos, explosives, bio-waste, pharmaceuticals and commercial and industrial wastes.
While Fort Collins does well when it comes to percentage of homes in the community that properly dispose of their hazardous waste, it is still important for more residents to take proper disposal seriously, according to Errin Henggeler, an environmental regulatory specialist.
“Hazardous waste can put our waste haulers at risk and jeopardize our landfill if contamination were to get into that,” Henggeler said. “[Proper disposal] also helps your own indoor air quality and health of your own home. ”
There will be a limit of 30 gallons of waste per household. Residents may take their additional hazardous waste to the Larimer County Household Hazardous Waste Facility area of the landfill.
For safety tips or for more information, visit fcgov.com/hazwaste or call 970-416-2320.
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