The spring Household Hazardous Wastes Collection event will be on Saturday, April 27 from 7:00am to 2:00pm at the Old University Services Building at 3380 University Dr. E.
Sponsored by the Brazos Valley Solid Waste Management Agency(BVSWMA), the collection event will keep the community clean and safe by providing free means for residents to safely dispose of household hazardous items and diverting hazardous chemicals from waste stream and landfill.
Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are those wastes produced in our households that are hazardous in nature, but are not regulated as hazardous waste, under federal and state laws. Included are such items as old paintings and paint related products, pesticides, pool chemicals, drain cleaners, and degreasers and other car care products. Carelessly managing these products will create environmental and public health concerns.
The collection event’s goal is to increase public awareness regarding HHW and to dispose of the maximum amount of hazardous materials. Since the program began in 1994, over 17,188 people have disposed of more than 763,066 pounds of hazardous waste and 112 tons of computers. In May 2003 the first E-waste collection was held and almost 15,000 pounds of computers, monitors and keyboards were collected.
The BVSWMA, a non-profit local governmental corporation formed in 2010, operates the Twin Oaks Landfill in Anderson and the BVSWMA, Inc. Compost Facility in Bryan, and maintains the closed Rock Prairie Road Landfill in College Station. Based on its goal, to provide long-term, cost-effective solid waste disposal that meets the needs and expectations of the community, BVSWMA will continue to hold the HHW event twice a year in hopes that the Brazos Valley household residents will come and join.
For a complete list of accepted items and more information, visit http://bvswma.com/index.php or call the HHW Hotline at (979)764-3809.
HHW Collection event is looking for volunteer to assist with traffic control, litter collection and other duties. Volunteers must be at least 17 years old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, and will receive a shirt, meal and refreshments. Sign up now through April 19 at cstx.gov/recycle, by email at RecycleRequests@cstx.gov, or call (979)764-6228.