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Houghton County Emergency Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Houghton County Emergency Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Macdonald Street behind the Lake Linden Village Park

There is no cost for Houghton County resident flooding victims. Businesses, schools, institutions, commercial farmers and non-Houghton County residents are not eligible to participate.

Items accepted:

Aerosols
Antifreeze/motor oil/automotive fluids
Solvents/flammable/oil-based paint
Pesticides
Electronics
Latex paint
Reactives/oxidizers
Corrosives (acids / bases)
Miscellaneous cleaners and toxics
Mercury (liquid and devices)
Batteries (mixed household)
Medical Sharps (must arrive in rigid container)
Fluorescent lamps
PCB electrical equipment
Fire extinguishers
Propane cylinders
Smoke detectors
Non-controlled substance pharmaceuticals and over the counter medications


Items not accepted:

Weapons
Explosives
Construction materials/debris
Appliances
Radioactive materials (other than smoke detectors)
Shock-sensitive materials
Standard household trash

Tires
Yard waste



When preparing waste for the collection:
 Do not mix waste materials.
 Place material with damaged containers in a secondary container that is closed to prevent release/exposure during transport and collection.
 Ensure labels are visible and secondary containers are marked.
 Keep “like” containers together.
 Place containers in a lined box or plastic container to keep materials upright during transport.
 Containers larger than a 5-gallon bucket require special approval.

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