Hazardous materials drop-off in Baltimore this weekend

Don't throw away old paint and pesticides! Baltimore plans a hazardous waste pickup this weekend, Oct. 10 and 11, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute parking lot.

That's at Falls and Cold Spring Lane (use the Cold Spring entrance).

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Residents can drop off paint, pesticides, herbicides, car and household batteries, propane tanks, drain cleaner, gasoline, pool chemicals and other items.

The city will not take mixed refuse, unknown or unlabeled materials, acids, asbestos, ammunition, explosives, fire extinguishers, fireworks, industrial or medical wastes, acetylene tanks, small propane cylinders and radioactive materials, including smoke alarms with a radioactive symbol and mercury (thermometers or switches).

You must show proof of city residency, such as a driver's license or telephone or tax bill.

For more info, go here or call 311 for more information.

Baltimore Sun file photo of a similar event in Carroll County/Kim Hairston 

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