Household Hazardous Waste & E-Cycling Day

The Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), will conduct Household Hazardous Waste and E-Cycling (electronics recycling) Collection Day on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 10 am – 2 pm at the Ocean City Park & Ride Lot in West Ocean City.

Gather up those old or unusable cans of pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home and bring them to the recycling center for safe disposal. Electronic items, such as computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, radios, televisions and VCRs, will be collected and later recycled.

Because household hazardous waste and electronics don’t degrade readily, recycling them saves much-needed landfill space. Furthermore, many of the items contain poisonous materials that could seep out of the landfill and contaminate surrounding soil and groundwater.  Proper disposal of these items is among the many simple tasks we can practice to help protect the environment and ultimately our own health.

This event is open to Worcester County residents only. A representative from MDE will be on site checking vehicle registration. Clean Ventures of Baltimore will be responsible for the safe disposal of all hazardous waste collected. The electronics will be shipped to an electronics recycler for dismantling. For more information, contact Worcester County Recycling Manager Ron Taylor at (410) 632-3177.

 

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