First hazmat drop-off day scheduled at renovated city facility

Baltimore residents will be able to drop off hazardous waste at a renovated site at the city's northwest facility on Nov. 4 and 5, according to the Department of Public Works.

The Northwest Citizen Convenience Center, at 2840 Sisson St. in Remington, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days to collect household materials including oil-based paint, pesticides, herbicides, batteries, drain cleaner, gasoline and pool chemicals.

Proof of city residency is required to use the facility.

Asbestos, ammunition, fire extinguishers and industrial, medical and radioactive waste – including some smoke alarms – will not be accepted. Residents dropping off waste must be able to identify it.

Hazardous waste dropoff in Baltimore — previously limited to two times a year — will now occur regularly, on the last Friday and Saturday of every month from April through November. If those days fall on holidays, the dropoff day will be scheduled for the following weekend.

There will be one more dropoff in 2011. The first dropoff event was scheduled for the end of October, but was delayed because of construction and traffic planning.

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