Hazardous waste disposal event taking place Saturday in Henderson

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HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – If you’ve been in a quandary about how to dispose of certain hazardous waste materials that accumulate in your household, a special event coming up Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Henderson Recycling Center can help you solve the problem.

Henderson County households can bring acceptable materials to the center located at 398 Sam Ball Way (adjacent to the Henderson County Fairgrounds) from 8 a.m. to noon that Saturday.

Materials that WILL be accepted are: Oil-based paint, aerosols, pesticide liquids, pesticide solids, cleaners, reactives, roofing tar, driveway sealers, antifreeze, gasoline, kerosene, mercury, asbestos, automobile products (fluids, greases), batteries, propane cylinders (5 and 20 pounds), helium cylinders, freon cylinders, oxygen cylinders, carbon dioxide cylinders, fluorescent bulbs, aluminum paint, PCB materials and lab pack chemicals.

Materials that WILL NOT be accepted are: Latex paint, motor oil, agricultural and/or farm chemicals, explosives/ammunition, road flares, smoke detectors, televisions, tires, and computer screens.

Participants will need to present a valid Kentucky driver’s license issued in Henderson County. This program is for households only.

The event is sponsored by City of Henderson and the Henderson County Fiscal Court with funding from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management.

For general information on how to recycle latex paint, motor oil or tires, call 270-827-1979.

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