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2013 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

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The dates have been announced for the 2013 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events! Read on to learn more about the hazards of common household waste, and how you can dispose of them properly to help protect our groundwater and the health of our community.

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

According to the Salt Lake County Health Department, you don’t have to look far to find products that quickly become household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste is anything in and around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive or toxic. It is many of your cleaning supplies, yard care chemicals, pesticides, fuels, batteries, paints, used oil and antifreeze. Here is a helpful list of common hazardous materials found in your home.

Community Collection Events

Community collection events are offered every summer, at no cost, to residents of Salt Lake County. This year’s collection events will begin in June.

Electronic recycling will also be offered at these events.

6/6 Sugarhouse Park
6/13 Sandy
6/20 Holladay
6/27 Draper

7/3 Sugarhouse Park
7/11 Sandy
7/18 Holladay
7/25 Draper

8/1 Sugarhouse Park
8/8 Sandy
8/15 Holladay
8/22 Draper

Check out the Salt Lake County Health Department’s website for more information.

Green Alternatives

Avoid the potential hazards that go along with harsh household cleaners (VOCs, artificial fragrances and harsh chemicals) by mixing up your own green cleaner with some common household items.

The Daily Green shares their top “recipes” to tackle even the toughest cleaning projects.

4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Karen Kido #

    Why is glass so hard to get rid of? This town makes glass recycling difficult. Why can’t there be a glass recycling container to be picked up or more locations to drop of glass???

    April 25, 2013
    • Hi Karen, Salt Lake City actually does offer curbside glass service now to all of our city residents. You can learn more at http://www.slcgov.com/slcgreen/glassrecycling. If you live outside of Salt Lake City boundaries, I would encourage you to contact your city directly to request more glass recycling options where you live.

      April 25, 2013

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