A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event will be held this Saturday September 29th from 8am to 2pm and is open to all McLean County residents. Proper disposal of hazardous chemicals and waste is required to keep our water supply and environment safe and clean.
It has been five years since the last HHW Collection Event which drew over 2,000 households with 18,000 gallons of hazardous material collected. The Ecology Action Center gets calls on a daily basis from residents wanting to safely dispose of their HHW (Household Hazardous Waste). State funding is not available to these kind of events in McLean County. The Ecology Action Center
is spearheading this HHW Collection Event, and if we don't support it with our funds and our waste, it may never happen in our area again.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
September 29, 2012 at The Interstate Center, 2301 West Market Street Bloomington, Illinois.
8am to 2pm.
WHAT WILL BE ACCEPTED: Oil based paints, yard care chemicals, electronics, mercury containing items, CFL light bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes, asbestos, harsh household cleaners, poisons, spray paint and other aerosols, corrosives.
WHAT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED: Latex paint, tires, radioactive materials, explosives, biohazards, business-generated waste, or materials from non-McLean County residents.
The one-day event will cost at least $150,000 an right now the donations total is a little over $114,000.00. Please consider donating what you can to help reach this important fundraising goal. Donate now by clicking HERE
Proof of residency will be required on Saturday; no business waste accepted.
Learn More about the Ecology Action Center by clicking HERE
--Susan Saunders 9/25/2012