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Posted on: October 11, 2017

Public Works to Host Household Hazardous Waste Event

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The City of Montrose is pleased to provide an environmentally responsible way for residents to dispose of common household wastes at the 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Event to be held Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The event will be held at the city’s Public Works shop at 1221 64.50 Road.

The service is for residential wastes only. A nominal fee will be collected for most items to help offset the cost of the disposal service. A fee schedule and additional event information are available at

Items that will be accepted include:

  • Batteries (Wet/Dry Cell)
  • Light bulbs (fluorescent and ballasts)
  • Liquid fuels (automotive fluids, degreasers, mineral spirits, gasoline, kerosene)
  • Liquid chemicals (acids, adhesives, bleach, caustic cleaners, oxidizers, solvents)
  • Fertilizers (granular)
  • Herbicides, pesticides, poisons, insecticides (liquids, must be in sealable containers)
  • Paint (oil & latex based, primers, artist)
  • Paint supplies (cleaner, thinner, varnish, turpentine)
  • Aerosols* (spray paint and miscellaneous aerosols)
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Flammable gas tanks* (propane, oxygen, MAPP)

*The contents of these products are not classified as a household hazardous waste, however, due to the methods required to safely dispose of the containers, they are included in this event.

Items that will NOT be accepted include:

  • Unidentifiable chemicals and hazardous wastes
  • Nonā€Residential household hazardous wastes
  • Electronic waste
  • Excessive volumes or quantities of residential household hazardous wastes reasonable indicating the material was generated from a commercial or industrial facility
  • Explosive or radioactive materials

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