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Household hazardous waste, electronics recycling event coming up

A household hazardous waste collection event and an electronics recycling event will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 17 in the rear parking lot of the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032-B Newt Road, Albemarle.

The Stanly County Solid Waste Department, City of Albemarle, ECOFLO, PowerHouse Recycling and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will provide services again this year for the event.

Leave all materials in their original containers, place in a cardboard box and transport in trunk or rear area of your vehicle. All patrons are asked to stay in their vehicle. This event is for residents of Stanly County. No businesses are allowed.

Materials accepted for hazardous waste recycling/disposal include acids/bases, aerosols, automotive products, drain openers, flammables, furniture finishes/strippers, household batteries, household cleaners/polishes, paint and paint products, wood preservatives and household fluorescent bulbs.

Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted. For liquid pesticide containers larger than 5 gal or for unlabeled pesticides, contact Katelyn Stovall at 704-986-6104 at the Cooperative Extension Office for information before bringing to the collection event.

Electronics contain heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium. No matter how a landfill is, this type of material should not be disposed in this way.

Acceptable electronics include computers, monitors, typewriters, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, TVs, VCRs, radios and anything with a circuit board.

Materials will not be accepted from commercial businesses (small or large quantity hazardous waste generators). Household waste, motor oil, anti-freeze and recyclables other than specified will not be accepted at the event, since they are accepted at the Stanly County Convenience Centers on a daily basis.

No small appliances, such as hair dryers, curling irons or microwaves, will be accepted.

No large appliances/white goods, such as washer, dryers, cook stoves, refrigerators or freezers, will be accepted.

The City of Albemarle Landfill (704-982-3302) and the Stanly County Convenience Center located on Newt Road accepts the white goods listed above.

Do not bring items, which are explosive, biologically active or infectious, radioactive or non-hazardous.

Along with many recyclables, the City of Albemarle Solid Waste Facility and Recycling Center also accepts water-based/latex paint.

For additional information regarding other recycling and disposal options, hours of operation, and recycling or disposal fees, contact the City of Albemarle Solid Waste Facility and Recycling Center at 704-982-3302 or Stanly County Convenience Centers, through the Stanly County Solid Waste Department, at 704-986-3698.

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