Hazardous waste dropoff set for Dec. 2-3 in city

Baltimore city residents' next opportunity to leave household hazardous waste at the Northwest Citizen Convenience Center on Sisson Street will come between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 3.

The center's regular dropoff days would have been held the last Friday and Saturday of November, but that event was postponed because of a mandatory furlough day for city employees on Nov. 25.

The center, at 2840 Sisson St. in Remington, will accept hazardous household waste materials such as pesticides, oil-based paints, household batteries, drain cleaners, gasoline and pool chemicals, according to a statement issued by the public works department.

It will not collect asbestos, ammunition, industrial and medical wastes or radioactive materials, including smoke alarms with a radioactive signal, the statement said, nor will it accept commercial materials.

Latex paint is not classified as a hazardous material and can be dried up for inclusion in regular trash collection.

Residents using the service must be able to prove city residency. Forms of approved identification include driver's licenses, telephone bills and tax bills.

The next collection is scheduled for April 27 and 28, 2012, the department said. For more information, visit baltimorecity.gov.

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