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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun Staff Writer | May 5, 1995
Anne Arundel County residents can empty their homes of unwanted pesticides, batteries, oil-based paint and the like at tomorrow's county-run collection of household hazardous waste.Last fall's collection, the county's biggest, attracted 1,300 people who dropped off 89,650 pounds of hazardous waste at the two locations, said Carol L. F. Taylor, a recycling administrator.Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. tomorrow, hazardous materials, preferably in original containers, will be accepted at the Heritage Office Complex, 2662 Riva Road in Annapolis, and at Fire Department headquarters, 8501 Veterans Highway in Millersville.
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By Brandi Bottalico, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Baltimore City's Household Hazardous Waste collection events begin April 4 and will continue every month on the first Friday and immediately following Saturday through October, Public Works Director Rudolph S. Chow announced Monday. City residents can dispose of hazardous household materials, such as pesticides, herbicides, car and household batteries, drain cleaners, oil-based paint and gasoline, according to a department of public works press release. Asbestos, ammunition, fire extinguishers, industrial and medical wastes and radioactive materials will not be accepted.
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By SUE HALLER | March 22, 1994
Spring is here, and with it comes yard work and spring cleanups.While you're cleaning out the basement and garage, please remember to dispose of hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner.The county will hold its biannual household hazardous waste drop-off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 at two locations: the Department of Public Works, 1 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, and the Fire Department headquarters on Veterans Highway in Millersville.The county will accept household products containing hazardous chemicals such as oil-based paint, paint solvents, pesticides, cleaners, stains, batteries, contaminated motor oil, pool chemicals and fluorescent fixtures.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2012
Baltimore County residents can get rid of hazardous household materials at a collection event in Halethorpe on Sunday. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Western Acceptance Facility at 3310 Transway Road. Acceptable items include: household paints; lawn, garden, household and swimming pool chemicals; automotive fluids; cleaning solvents; rechargeable batteries; medicines; mercury thermometers and thermostats; fluorescent light bulbs; fireworks and ammunition. Trash will not be accepted.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1996
Martin Schmidt of Finksburg brought gasoline that seemed to be clogging up his lawn mower.Gene Aldrich of Uniontown came to get rid of cans of leftover paint.Someone else brought paint stripper in a delicate bottle made for perfume.Instead of dumping those substances in a landfill, these residents and others are taking such waste to Carroll County's newly opened household hazardous waste collection site, a fenced-in pavilion at the county's Northern Landfill outside Westminster.Since its opening July 11, 34 55-gallon steel drums have been filled with substances such as paint, turpentine, charcoal starter, driveway sealant, insecticides and kerosene.
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October 10, 1991
The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works will sponsor its seventh annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Department of Public Works, 1 Harry Truman Parkway, off Riva Road, near Annapolis, and the Fire Department Headquarters on Veterans Highway (Old Route 3) just north of Benfield Road in Millersville.The safest way to transport this material would be to placeit carefully in the trunk of the car or some similar place where it will not come in contact with the driver or passengers.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Staff Writer | November 19, 1993
"The only rainbows I want to see in the stream are the trout," Hampstead-area resident Louisa Stevenson told the Carroll County Environmental Affairs Advisory Board last night.She was one of about 20 county residents who came to an advisory board forum at Carroll Community College with requests for: cleaner streams; a better collection system for household hazardous wastes such as paint thinner; rebates from Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. for people who use low-energy light bulbs and efficient air conditioners; an "adopt a county road program" similar to the state government's program for volunteers who clear trash from roadsides.
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April 11, 2008
Man sentenced for child porn A 37-year-old Perry Hall man was sentenced yesterday in federal court to 25 years in prison for producing child pornography and taking sexually explicit pictures of young girls he had given alcohol, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland said. Stephen Michael Gayer pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in January. As part of a plea agreement, he will be on supervised probation for life after he is released. Prosecutors said that Gayer took photos of a 15-year-old girl in March 2006 and then loaded pornographic pictures onto his computer.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | December 28, 1993
Hoping to cut the amount of hazardous waste that ends up in the county landfill, the Public Works Department will build a drop-off site for residents' old paint, cleaning solvents and spent bug spray cans.The estimated $110,000 facility at the Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville will accept a variety of household hazardous waste, probably on a monthly basis. It could be operating by May, officials say."The citizens' solid waste committee urged that this move forward right away, so we're trying to move forward and get it done," said James M. Irvin, public works director.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff Writer | December 28, 1993
Hoping to cut the amount of hazardous waste that ends up in the Howard County landfill, the Public Works Department will build a drop-off site for residents' old paint, cleaning solvents and spent bug spray cans.The estimated $110,000 facility at the Alpha Ridge Landfill in Marriottsville will accept a variety of household hazardous waste, probably on a monthly basis. It could be operating by May, officials say."The citizens' solid waste committee urged that this move forward right away, so we're trying to move forward and get it done," said James M. Irvin, public works director.
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From The Aegis | May 8, 2012
The Local Emergency Planning Committee, in cooperation with Harford County Office of Recycling, is offering Harford County residents the opportunity to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste products such as oil-based paints, cleaning products, bleach, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and mercury thermometers The hazardous waste collection will be Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harford Waste Disposal Center Mulch...
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October 28, 2011
Baltimore County's Western Acceptance Facility, at 3310 Transway Road, off Hollins Ferry Road in Halethorpe, will accept household hazardous waste items during a special one-day collection event Sunday, Nov. 6. During the event, county residents can safely dispose of household paints and chemicals, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, cleaning solvents, swimming pool chemicals, re-chargeable batteries, medicines, mercury thermometers and...
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April 11, 2008
Man sentenced for child porn A 37-year-old Perry Hall man was sentenced yesterday in federal court to 25 years in prison for producing child pornography and taking sexually explicit pictures of young girls he had given alcohol, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland said. Stephen Michael Gayer pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in January. As part of a plea agreement, he will be on supervised probation for life after he is released. Prosecutors said that Gayer took photos of a 15-year-old girl in March 2006 and then loaded pornographic pictures onto his computer.
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April 22, 2006
Baltimore County is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection and a compost bin sale today at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Both events will be held rain or shine. County residents may bring household hazardous waste items to the parking lot of the fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Residents are asked to use the Timonium Road entrance and follow signs. Residents may bring these materials: paints, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, fireworks, and ammunition and other household hazardous wastes.
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By Malena Amusa and Amy Segreti and Malena Amusa and Amy Segreti,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2004
About 34,000 Baltimore children are injured in home and traffic accidents and require medical attention each year -- a figure that has sparked Johns Hopkins health officials to launch a mobile safety center to illustrate potential hazards and preventative measures. The center is mounted on a 40-foot trailer, and its interior simulates a typical house with a kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and stairway. It will be staffed by instructors from Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health and the city Fire Department.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 23, 2004
In Baltimore County Residents can bring hazardous waste to park for disposal COCKEYSVILLE - County residents can bring their household hazardous waste to Oregon Ridge Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow for a special one-day drop-off. Hazardous materials that will be accepted include: paints, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, swimming pool chemicals and mercury thermometers. Staff from the county's Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management will be there to receive the waste and arrange disposal.
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April 1, 1994
Resurfacing Route 140 set to begin MondayThe State Highway Administration will begin resurfacing Route 140 from Route 91 to the Baltimore County line at 9 a.m. Monday. The project covers about one mile of Route 140 and includes roadway and shoulder resurfacing.Single lane closures will occur during off-peak hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Arrow boards, signs, traffic cones will guide motorists through the construction area.The project is expected to be completed in June, weather permitting.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 12, 2001
In Baltimore County St. Joseph hospital to offer breast cancer screenings April 21 TOWSON -- St. Joseph Medical Center is offering free breast cancer screenings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 in O'Dea Medical Arts Building, Suite 406. Each participant will receive a clinical breast exam by a physician and a free screening mammogram. Participants are asked to avoid caffeine for two to three days before the test and to not use perfume, powder or deodorant under the arms or in the breast area the day of the test.
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