County Resident Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days
What makes a household material hazardous? Household hazardous materials are common products you may use around the home. They must be used, as directed, in a particular, careful manner. A substance is considered hazardous if it ignites easily, reacts or explodes when mixed with other substances, is corrosive or toxic. Check for labels that bear the words or symbols for:caution, warning, danger, poison, or toxic.
What is accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days?
What happens to the collected household hazardous waste?
Because this form of waste is highly varied, each category requires special handling and processing. The Division of Solid Waste works with a reputable contractor. The collected materials are sorted by their type and required handling. Materials collected by Calvert County are recycled or disposed of in special hazardous waste containment, incineration facilities or reprocessed.
When are the residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days?
Calvert County residents can drop off their hazardous waste materials for free at the designated sites on the scheduled dates. Commercial haulers, businesses or institutions are not permitted. Residents must show proof of Calvert County residency (such as a driver's license) at the event.
Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days