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.

Residents should bring a driver's license, telephone bill or tax bill in order to prove residency and drop off any hazardous material. The collection will be at the Northwest Citizen Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson St. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in April, May, September and October and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in June, July and August.

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