Douglas County Household Chemical Roundup on September 29, 2018

Information courtesy of the Tri-County Health Department

Cars driving through household chemical waste roundup with volunteers

You’ve cleaned your house from top to bottom, now it’s time to dispose of common hazardous household products that you don’t use or need any more as you button up your home for fall.

The Douglas County Household Chemical Roundup makes it easy to drop off your household hazardous waste. Go to the Castle Rock Water at 175 Kellogg Court on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (The utilities yard is located at 175 Kellogg Court, west of I-25 and south of Santa Fe Drive.)

Many common products found in the home may be hazardous and should be used and disposed of carefully. These include motor oil, antifreeze, vehicle batteries, household batteries, solvents, house and garden chemicals, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), fire extinguishers, items containing mercury, propane tanks, oil based paint, and passenger vehicle and pickup truck tires. Proper disposal at the Roundup helps prevent the potential of accidental poisonings and fire hazards in the home.

Residents just drive up and volunteers will unload the materials. Douglas County participants should bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill and $25 per vehicle to offset the high cost of hazardous waste disposal. Residents are encouraged to register in advance online at www.tchd.org/hcroundup.

A FREE Drop-and-Swap area is available where citizens can drop off and/or pick-up household cleaners, paint, car wax, antifreeze, fertilizer, and garden products that are still in their original containers. Reuse of these items promotes environmental stewardship by reducing the amount of waste disposed and additionally decreases the total disposal cost of the Roundup.

Residents with architectural paint and paint products can now conveniently drop off un-wanted paint for recycling year-round at many locations in the Denver Metro Area. The Paint Stewardship Program is operated by PaintCare and is a free option for paint recycling throughout the year at participating retailers. Visit www.paintcare.org for paint drop-off locations.

The Douglas County Household Chemical Roundups cannot accept waste from businesses, and are not able to accept radioactive waste, smoke detectors, electronic waste of any kind, scrap metal, oil drums, asbestos, or explosives.

Individuals or community group volunteers are greatly needed at this event to help with registration, vehicle off-load, and waste processing. Volunteers are allowed to dispose of their waste for free. For more information or to volunteer visit www.tchd.org/hcroundup or call the 24-hour Household Chemical Roundup Hotline at 720-200-1592.

The Household Chemical Roundups are sponsored by: Douglas County; Centennial Water and Sanitation District; Highlands Ranch Metro District; Parker Water and Sanitation District; Plum Creek Wastewater Authority; South Metro Fire Rescue; Castle Rock Water; Town of Parker; City of Lone Tree; Inverness Water and Sanitation District; High Plains Farms Metro District; Perry Park Water and Sanitation District; Castle Pines North Metro District; Cottonwood Metro District; Louviers Mutual Service Company; Roxborough Water and Sanitation District; Interstate Batteries; and Tri-County Health Department.

In 2017, the Douglas County Household Chemical Roundup Program properly disposed of 379,662 pounds of hazardous materials and an estimated 3,348 households were served.

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