Butler County extends free program to dispose of hazardous waste | Environment
BUTLER COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - Butler County residents now have more opportunities to recycle household hazardous waste (HHW) and Freon appliances.
The Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District has extended its long-term HHW and Freon appliance programs and is hosting a one-day event for HHW in October. In addition, the District is holding its annual one-day tire recycling event in November.
The Freon appliance collection program, which began in April, has been extended until Nov. 30, 2012. Residents can contact Unwanted Appliances at 1-888-886-9268 to schedule a curbside pick-up of their Freon appliance(s). Accepted items include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers. There is a limit of two “like” appliances per household.
The weekly household hazardous waste drop off program, which began in June, has been extended until November 15. Residents can drop off paint, automotive fluids, pesticides, batteries and fluorescent bulbs every Thursday from 2 P.M. – 7 P.M. at Environmental Enterprises located at 10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in West Chester.
Residents can also take advantage of a one-day HHW drop off event on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the former Talawanda High School located at 101 W. Chestnut Street in Oxford.
Household hazardous waste items include paint, automotive fluids/motor oil, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs, mercury containing devices, batteries, varnish, stains, lacquer, pesticides, herbicides, antifreeze, propane tanks, acids, pool chemicals, adhesives and fire extinguishers.
Please do not bring appliances, prescription medications, computers, televisions or electronic waste.
Butler County residents with unwanted car, truck or tractor tires can drop off these items on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 from 9 A.M. – 2 P.M. at Ross High School located at 3601 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton, OH 45013.
The Districts hosts this annual event to encourage residents to recycle used tires. Individuals may bring any size tires. Tires are preferred “off the rims” but all tires with rims will be accepted. Businesses who wish to recycle tires may contact the city of Hamilton transfer station at (513) 867-8661.
“These free recycling programs provide residents with a convenient and responsible way to recycle hard to dispose items. Using the county’s free programs also helps protect our environment and human health,” said Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District Coordinator Anne Fiehrer Flaig.
For additional information about the District’s recycling services or for driving directions, please visit www.butlercountyrecycles.org and click on “special collections.” You can also call (513) 887-3653.
The Butler County Recycling & Solid Waste District provides recycling information and innovative recycling services and solutions to residents, businesses, industry and schools and promotes managing waste as a resource.