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May 3, 2012
To help community members safely and properly dispose of the many hazardous wastes that have accumulated in their homes, the City of Fort Collins will host free household hazardous waste collections from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturdays, June 2 and Sept. 15, on the northwest corner of Lake Street and College Avenue (on the CSU campus). There is a limit of 30 gallons per household.
The events provide residents the opportunity to go through their garages, kitchens, bathrooms and storage sheds and dispose of old or extra chemicals and other hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
Among items that will be accepted are:
Items that will not be accepted include:
Hazardous wastes pollute the environment through groundwater, surface water and air. Improper disposal of household wastes can cause problems for the entire community by negatively impacting the environment, storm drainage systems and wastewater treatment equipment.
When packing and transporting hazardous products, be sure to follow these safety tips:
Residents also may take their hazardous products to the Larimer County's Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located with the landfill on South Taft Hill Road. This service is free for residents.
For more information and to find out if a particular item will be accepted, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (970) 221-6700 or TDD (970) 224-6003.