The Calvert County Department of Public Works Solid Waste Division is hosting a free household hazardous waste collection event for residents Saturday, June 17. The collection event will be held at the Mt. Hope Convenience Center located at 106 Pushaw Station Road in Sunderland from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.
Safe disposal of household hazard waste materials minimizes environmental risks and protects human health. A product is considered hazardous if it ignites easily, reacts or explodes when mixed with other substances, is corrosive or toxic.
“It is imperative for residents to check disposal directions on product labels that bear the words or symbols for caution, warning, danger, poison or toxic,” explained Calvert County Solid Waste Division Recycling Coordinator Bill Teter. “Those are the types of materials residents should bring to this event so our staff can assist in the proper disposal of them.”
In addition, ammunition and old or unused medications will also be accepted. Citizens must present proof of Calvert County residency. Materials from commercial businesses are prohibited. For a listing of accepted hazardous waste materials or for more information on household hazardous waste collection events, call the Calvert County Solid Waste Division at 410-326-0210 or visit www.co.cal.md.us/recyclingevents.