Three, drive-through Douglas County Household Chemical Roundups will be held during 2011, hosted by the Tri-County Health Department:
- • May 14, Parker Joint Services Center, 17801 East Plaza Drive, Parker. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- • August 13, Shea Stadium, 3270 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- • September 17, Town of Castle Rock Utilities, 175 Kellogg Ct., Castle Rock. 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Acceptable items are: aerosols, paint and paint products, automotive fluids, rechargeable batteries, vehicle and household batteries, house, garden and pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, CFLs, fire extinguishers, ammunition, items containing mercury, propane tanks (1-20 lbs), helium tanks, and passenger vehicle and pickup truck tires (removed from the rim).
The events are offered free-of-charge to Douglas County residents, however, participants will be asked for a $ 25 contribution to help offset the high costs of hazardous waste disposal, which can cost more than $100 per household through a private company. Participants will be asked for a driver’s license, water bill, utility bill or phone bill to verify residency.
The Roundups cannot accept waste from businesses, and are not able to accept radioactive waste, smoke detectors, scrap metal, oil drums, asbestos and explosives stronger than fireworks. Additionally, residents with water-based, latex paint products are encouraged to dry the paint at home using absorbent (kitty litter, sand, dirt), and dispose of the dried paint with regular garbage. This will significantly help lower the Roundup’s disposal costs.
Tri-County Health Department is the largest local health department in Colorado, serving the more than 1.2 million residents of Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties.
For more information, visit www.tchd.org/householdchemical.htm.