Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Household Hazardous Waste Day

9 A.M. TO 12 P.M.

Gateway Streetscape Foundation, Inc. invites all citizens from Martinsville and Henry County to participate in the Spring Household Hazardous Waste Day on April 18, 2009 from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. It will be held rain or shine. The event is being moved to the former Bassett Motor Pool Complex at 2285 Fairystone Park Highway in Bassett, Virginia. Cars will enter the lot through the gate that is across from Bassett Office Supply. It is free for citizens from Henry County and the City of Martinsville. Paint solvents, fuels, lead acid batteries from autos or trucks, computer parts and cell phones will be accepted. Used printer inkjet and LaserJet cartridges will also be accepted. Citizens are encouraged to bring their solvents which include mineral spirits, paint thinner, turpentine, acetone and other solvents to this event for environmentally safe disposition. Paints types such as oil based paint, polyurethane, tung oil, deck or oil based stain, and other paint materials will be accepted at this time. All kinds of fuels and automotive fluids will be disposed of as well. They will include gasoline, #2 fuel oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, small engine fuel, heating oil, motor oil, transmission fluids and antifreeze. Blue Ridge Solvents and Coatings will be disposing of the paints and fuel oils. Electronics accepted will include all computer components and office equipment. The office equipment that can be disposed of will include copiers, printers, calculators and typewriters. This is a cooperative event sponsored by Henry County, the City of Martinsville, EMI Recycling and Gateway Streetscape Foundation. Citizens will be given a car litter bag. All items brought by area residents for disposal will be unloaded by volunteers as they drive up to the disposal area. It is important to dispose of hazardous waste properly and to protect our environment. This Fall Household Hazardous Waste Day allows local citizens to do their part to protect our environment. This event is not available for commercial businesses and no industrial waste will be accepted. No Tires will be accepted either. For more information call 634-4674 or 634-4622.

Article contributed by: Lois Christensen
Posted by: Vicky Thomas

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