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Hazardous waste days at Garfield County Landfill April 5-6

RIFLE, Colorado – Garfield County residents can dispose of household toxic and hazardous waste items during the Garfield County Landfill’s first spring hazardous waste event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

The new service, which is being offered free of charge to county residents, will take place twice annually, according to a Garfield County press release. “Conditionally exempt” small quantity trash generators may also participate by appointment, available at five-minute intervals, by calling 625-2516.

Many household hazardous wastes can be recycled or reused.

Some of the items that will be accepted include automotive fluids, batteries and filters, latex paint, fluorescent light tubes, rechargeable household batteries, propane cylinders, mercury thermometers, paint strippers and thinners, adhesives and glues, lawn and garden items, furniture polish, lighter fluid, nail polish remover, wood preservatives and household aerosols.

Items should be brought to the landfill in a sturdy box, preferably in their original labeled containers. Products should not be mixed together.

Wastes that will not be accepted: Unknown items, containers larger than 5-gallons gross volume, electronic waste, medical, sharp or biohazardous waste, radioactive waste (such as smoke detectors), DEA controlled substances, prescription pharmaceuticals, compressed gas cylinders (other than aerosol or propane), ammunition, explosives or fireworks.

The Garfield County Landfill is located on Anvil Points Road, at 0075 County Road 246, west of Rifle. For more information, visit garfield-county.com/landfill.

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