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Safely Get Rid of Dangerous Household Waste

Upcoming event will collect aerosols, pesticides, poisonous liquids and more

ALTOONA - Common household materials like pesticides, cleaners and oil-based paints can pose risks to human health, our water supply and the environment.

Those materials should be kept out of the regular garbage.

To help reduce the amount of hazardous waste from entering the waste stream and water supply, the Blair County IRC will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at PNG Field, the Home of the Altoona Curve.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The charge is $10 per car trunk-load.

Acceptable items are: aerosols, antifreeze, automotive batteries, corrosive acids and bases, flammable liquids, solids and adhesives, fluorescent light bulbs, garden chemicals, herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, used motor oil, oil-based paints (NO latex), oil filters, paint solvents, organic peroxides, oxidizing liquids and solids, poisonous liquids and solids, pool chemicals, PCB ballast and capacitors, reactive and non-reactive chemicals and indeterminate chemicals.
 
No other items will be accepted at this event. No latex paint, no medications, or alkaline batteries will be accepted.

For more info: IRC
If you have questions or would like to volunteer at the event, call (814) 942-7472 or email Katrina Pope

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