Hazardous waste collection event in Currituck

NewsChannel 3

Currituck County residents will have an opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials safely this week.

Currituck County’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Residents may dispose of many common household hazardous materials for free at two locations:

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Southern Outer Banks Water Plant, 734 Ocean Trail, Corolla;
  • 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Governmental Center Complex, 2795 Caratoke Hwy, Currituck

Typical Items Accepted include

  motor oil

  drain cleaners

  metal polish

  photo chemicals

  dry-cleaning fluids

  rust preventatives

  wood strippers

  paint thinner

  sealants

  engine and radiator flushes

  chemistry sets

  herbicides

  brake fluid

  pool chemicals

  creosote

  moth balls

  ammonia

  household batteries

  oven cleaners

  arts and craft supplies

  floor cleaners

  radiator cleaners

  wood preservatives

  oil-based paint

  solvents,

  antifreeze

  transmission fluid

  pesticides

  insect sprays

  rodent killers

  muriatic acid

  batteries

  bleaches

  cesspool cleaners

  and propane gas cylinders.

The Department of Agriculture will attend to collect fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides from farmers.

Items NOT accepted include:  large quantities of unknown materials, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, explosives, gun powder, flares, ammunition, unstable wastes, unknown gas cylinders,

biohazardous waste, infectious waste, or needles and syringes.

Anyone with specific questions may call Brenda McQueen at (252) 232-2504 or Tommy Grandy at (252) 232-2262. This event is sponsored by the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services’ Pesticide Disposal Program and the NC Cooperative Extension.