Hazardous waste collection set for Nov. 8 in Pleasanton



The City of Pleasanton along with Atascosa County will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, November 8 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The collection will be held at the Pleasanton River Park at Pavilion #3 (corner of Hunt and Colwell Streets).

No businesses, farms, commercial operations will be allowed. It is open to all residents of the City of Pleasanton and Atascosa County unincorporated areas. Participants must show proof of residency (driver’s license, water bill, etc.).

Prohibited items

The following items are prohibited: Infectious and medical wastes, biological and radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and explosives.

Acceptable items

Acceptable items include: paints, automobile batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, household cleaners, household chemicals, pesticides, flammables and corrosives.

Other hazardous household products accepted: Old appliances, refrigerators, stoves, hot water heaters, electronics: computers, monitors printers, scanners, palm accessories, power supplies, battery backups, cables, toner/ink cartridges, hard drives, CD Roms, speakers, VCR/DVD players, stereo equipment, TVs, game consoles, digital cameras, audio equipment, networking equipment, tape drivers, test equipment, fax machines, keyboards, voice tape recorders, radios walkman products, calculators, cell phones and phone accessories. Tires under 35 inches will be accepted (max. 5)

How to Transport

Practice safety when transporting these items by following these hints: •Containers should be sealed and in their original packing •Pack leaking containers in a larger, non-leaking container •Place container upright in a box or plastic bin and pack newspaper around the containers to prevent breakage •Place materials in your trunk where you will not breathe the fumes during transport

For more information, contact Earl Peterson 830- 569-5904.

This is a free service. Please utilize this opportunity to keep hazards out of our waterways and natural environment.

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