FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Robin Baumgartner
HEADLINE: Year Round HHW Facility to Open
in Summer 2002
After 13 years of once a year household hazardous waste collections, Latah
County Residents will finally have a year-round disposal option for household
hazardous waste (HHW). A new facility, dedicated to the safe collection
and storage of HHW will open this summer at the Solid Waste Processing Facility,
located five miles east of Moscow on Highway 8. There will be no HHW
collection event in April this year, and residents are asked to hold their HHW
until the new facility opens.
Household Hazardous Waste is any product that has flammable, explosive,
corrosive or toxic properties. HHW includes everyday household products
such as brake fluid, drain cleaners, floor waxes, pool chemicals, pesticides,
adhesives, and paints. These products should be disposed of responsibly in
order to minimize the risk of harm to people, pets, and the environment.
When open, the new facility will accept HHW from Latah County households at
no charge. Small businesses that generate less than 220 pounds of
hazardous waste in any given month may also bring materials to the facility for
a reduced disposal fee. The HHW facility will not accept explosive,
radioactive, or medical/biohazard wastes, nor will it accept HHW from residents
of other counties. HHW collected at the facility will be picked up several
times a year by a licensed HHW contractor, and disposed of properly.
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