Published on: Thursday, May 28, 2020 News

Public Works holds Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day: Saturday, June 13 from 10:00am - 2:00pm


2020 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day

To assist residents with proper and safe disposal of hazardous waste, the Public Works Department holds an annual Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off day.

Date:  Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time:  10:00 am to 2:00

Public Works Yard

City of Takoma Park
31 Oswego Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910

On Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day, Takoma Park residents can drop off household hazardous waste for free (non-residents will be charged a $10 fee (CHECKS ONLY) at the yard at the Public Works Facility.

In light of the pandemic, participants will be asked to follow these steps:

  1. All participants must wear a mask – no exceptions.
  2. Enter from the Oswego Avenue entrance only.
  3. Follow the guidance of the staff directing traffic, all vehicles will exit out the Ritchie Avenue driveway.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Accepted Household Hazardous Waste Items
  • Latex paint
  • Commercial, industrial or medical wastes
  • Compressed gas cylinders or radioactive materials
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