Hazardous waste collection set Sunday
Baltimore County is opening its Western Acceptance Facility in Halethorpe from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for a one-day collection of household hazardous-waste items. County residents may bring lawn and swimming pool chemicals, paints, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, rechargeable batteries, medicines, mercury thermometers and thermostats, fluorescent light bulbs, fireworks and ammunition. No trash will be accepted at this collection. The center is at 3310 Transway Road, off the 4500 block of Hollins Ferry Road. Call 410-887-3745 for more information.
Gift certificates offered in vehicle donation program
Baltimore County residents who donate to Vehicles for Change through this week can get $75 in gift certificate promotions in addition to a tax deduction. Vehicles for Change, based in Halethorpe, refurbishes donated cars for sale, at reduced prices with low-interest loans, to needy families. Cars beyond repair can be sold for parts, with the proceeds returned to the program. Donors receive a tax deduction, often equal to the market value of the car. Through Saturday, in observance of Vehicles for Change Month, donors will also receive gift certificates from Precision Auto Care, Pizza Hut and Giant Food.