Calaveras County has announced that the Annual Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events have been scheduled for Sept. 8 and 9.

The first event will be held on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the County Road Yard at 1191 Linebaugh Road in Arnold.

The next event will be Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Government Center at 891 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.

The final event will be held Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Caltrans Yard at 22412 Highway 26 in West Point.

HHW collection events are restricted to residents of Calaveras County only. Residents will be required to show their identification. Businesses are encouraged to contact the county to schedule delivery of their hazardous waste at the permanent HHW building at the Rock Creek facility.

The agency will be accepting household hazardous wastes, such as paints, solvents, stains, oil, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, household chemicals, lawn and pool chemicals, household batteries, fluorescent bulbs, OTC medicines, needles and syringes and small propane tanks (25 gallon and less).

The State Transportation Laws limit the transporting of hazardous materials to no more than 15 gallons of any liquid; a maximum of five gallons per container or 125 pounds of any solid materials.

Wastes that will not be accepted include appliances, electronics, tires, explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials and biological wastes (except for home-generated needles and syringes in proper containers).

For more information, contact Integrated Waste Management at 754-6403 or visit their website at CalaverasRecycles.org.

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