Harford hosting Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Oct. 12

The Harford County Office of Recycling and the local Emergency Planning Committee are offering residents the chance to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste products as part of Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.

The event is free and open to Harford County residents. The collection will be held at the Mulch and Compost Facility of the Harford Waste Disposal Center, 3135 Scarboro Road in Street, on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proof of residency will be required.

Residents can dispose of oil-based paints, cleaning products, bleach, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and mercury thermometers.

Explosives, ammunition, medical waste, radioactive materials and antifreeze may not be disposed of, according to the county government.

For more information on what is accepted at this event, contact the Harford County Office of Recycling, 410-638-3417.

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