Currituck household hazardous waste collection Saturday

By Staff reports

The Daily Advance

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CURRITUCK — Currituck County’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is scheduled for Saturday. Residents may dispose of many common household hazardous materials for free at two locations:

• 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Southern Outer Banks Water Plant, 734 Ocean Trail, Corolla;

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Governmental Center Complex, 2795 Caratoke Highway Currituck

Typical items accepted include: motor oil, drain cleaners, metal polish, photo chemicals, dry-cleaning fluids, rust preventatives, wood strippers, paint thinner, sealants, engine and radiator flushes, chemistry sets, herbicides, brake fluid, pool chemicals, creosote, moth balls, ammonia, household batteries, oven cleaners, arts and craft supplies, floor cleaners, radiator cleaners, wood preservatives, oil-based paint, solvents, antifreeze, transmission fluid, pesticides. insect sprays. rodent killers, muriatic acid, batteries, bleaches, cesspool cleaners and propane gas cylinders.

The Department of Agriculture will attend to collect fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides from farmers.

Items not accepted include: large quantities of unknown materials, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, explosives, gun powder, flares, ammunition, unstable wastes, unknown gas cylinders, biohazardous waste, infectious waste, or needles and syringes.