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Household hazardous waste, electronics collection event planned

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The Stanly County Solid Waste Department, City of Albemarle, ECOFLO, Southern Environmental Solutions of the Carolinas and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will provide services again for the Household Hazardous Waste Event.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 in the rear parking lot of the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032-B Newt Rd., Albemarle.

Leave all materials in their original containers, place in a cardboard box and transport in trunk or rear area of your vehicle.

All patrons are asked to stay in their vehicle.

This event is for residents of Stanly County. No businesses are allowed.

Materials accepted for hazardous waste recycling/disposal include:

Acids/bases, aerosols, automotive products, drain openers, flammables, furniture finishes/strippers, household batteries, household cleaners/polishes, paint and paint products and wood preservatives, and household florescent bulbs.

Pesticides: Nearly all pesticide products will be accepted. For liquid pesticide containers larger than 5 gallons or for unlabeled pesticides, contact the Cooperative Extension Office for information before bringing to the collection event at 704-986-6104.

Electronics Recycling Collection: Electronics contain heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium. No matter how state-of-the-art a landfill is, this type of material should not be disposed in this way. You now have the opportunity to recycle a large portion of the electronics waste stream and to protect the environment.

Acceptable electronics: Computers, monitors, typewriters, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, TVs, VCRs, radios, basically anything with a circuit board.

Materials not accepted for recycling or disposal are:

Materials will not be accepted from commercial businesses (small or large quantity hazardous waste generators). Household waste, motor oil, anti-freeze, and recyclables other than specified will not be accepted at the event, these items are accepted at the Stanly County Convenience Centers on a daily basis.

No small appliances accepted, such as hairdryers, curling irons, microwaves.

No large appliances will be accepted, such as washers, dryers, freezers, cooks stoves or refrigerators.

The City of Albemarle Landfill (704-982-3302) and the Stanly County Convenience Center on Newt Road accept the white goods listed above.

Do not bring items which are explosive, biologically active or infectious, radioactive or non-hazardous.

The City of Albemarle Solid Waste Facility and the Stanly County Convenience Center on Newt Road accept all the electronics and white goods listed above.
All Stanly County Convenience Centers are equipped for receipt of used motor oil and three

sites are equipped for receipt of anti-freeze.

Along with many recyclables, the City of Albemarle Solid Waste Facility and Recycling Center also accept water-based/latex paint.

For additional information regarding other recycling and disposal options, hours of operation, and recycling or disposal fees, contact the corresponding numbers listed below:

City of Albemarle Solid Waste Facility and Recycling Center at 704-982-3302;

Stanly County Convenience Centers – call the Stanly County Solid Waste Department at 704-986-3698.

You must be a resident of Stanly County and pay a solid waste fee to use convenience centers.