It’s easy to not think twice about what you toss into your garbage but some waste can cause big problems when it comes to both the environment and the safety of the men and women who work around it. Those items are considered household hazardous waste and there is a better way to dispose of them than in your brown bin.
Household hazardous waste is anything that is toxic, flammable, or corrosive. Things like pesticides, paint, pool chemicals, fertilizer, motor oil, and batteries are all considered hazardous. There is a full list of items at SPSA.com but use your best judgement about what may or may not be harmful to those working around your trash.
To properly dispose of your household hazardous waste, bring it to the SPSA Greenbrier Transfer Station at 901 Hollowell Lane on the first Wednesday or third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. For this month only, because of the Juneteenth holiday, the Saturday drop-off has been rescheduled to June 26. The service is completely free but you are limited to 5 gallons of liquid or 75 pounds of solid waste per visit. This service is also only for private residents, not for commercial businesses.
Learn more about this SPSA service at SPSA.com or by calling 757-961-3943.