Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event in Takoma Park on June 4

by Patrick Herron

Takoma Park will be holding a household hazardous waste drop-off event on Saturday, June 4 from 10am-2pm at the Public Works Yard (31 Oswego Ave). Takoma Park residents can drop off household hazardous waste for free, non-residents will be charged a $10 fee (check only).
Per the City of Takoma Park:

Participants will be asked to follow these steps:
  • All participants must wear a mask – no exceptions.
  • Enter from the Oswego Avenue entrance only, exit out the
    Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day is an annual event that assists Takoma Park residents with the safe disposal of household chemicals.
    Ritchie Avenue driveway.
  • Follow the guidance of the staff directing traffic.
  • All hazardous materials for drop-off must be in the trunk of the car or back of a pickup trunk only – no materials will be taken out of the interior of your car.
  • City staff will remove the hazardous materials from the trunk or pick up truck – participants must stay in their cars at all times.
What Can Be Accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day in Takoma Park?
  • Aerosol cans containing hazardous products
  • Antifreeze and hydraulic fluids (5-gallon limit)
  • Batteries: lithium, lithium-ion, nickel-cadmium, car (lead acid)
  • Brake fluid
  • Charcoal containing flammable agents
  • Driveway sealant, tar
  • Gasoline, gas-oil mixes, kerosene
  • Herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides
  • Fluorescent light tubes and ballast
  • Thermostats and thermometers containing mercury
  • Oil-based paints, paint thinners and solvents
  • Photographic chemicals

Not sure if your materials are accepted, use the Waste Wizard

The Following Household Hazardous Waste Items Will Not Be Accepted :
  • Latex paint
  • Commercial, industrial, or medical wastes
  • Compressed gas cylinders or radioactive materials

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