On Dec. 1, dump to stop taking hazardous household waste Landfill will be open Saturdays through Nov.

November 03, 1996|By Katherine Marks | Katherine Marks,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Still haven't gotten around to those fall cleaning projects? Procrastinators beware: The Alpha Ridge Landfill will stop accepting hazardous household waste from Dec. 1 until April 1.

The landfill will continue to accept waste from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday through Nov. 30.

To encourage residents to not pour harsh chemicals down the drain or into neighborhood sewers -- where they can damage pipes and pollute the Chesapeake Bay -- the landfill accepts oil-based paints, insecticides, solvents, de-greasers, fuels, household cleaners and pesticides.

Similar items should be grouped together. And when possible, chemicals should be left in their original containers.

The site does not accept medical or commercial waste, explosives, compressed gas cylinders, radioactive materials, asbestos or ammunition.

A residential landfill permit is required to dispose of hazardous waste materials. Permits are $10 and last from June 30 to July 1 of the following year. For more information on how to obtain a permit and what products can be disposed of, call 313-6444.

Pub Date: 11/03/96

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