Monday, April 23, 2012

Community Pride Week - Hazardous Household Waste Day

WATAUGA COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
PROCLAIM MAY 14 -19 AS COMMUNITY PRIDE WEEK
Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Drug Take-Back May 19

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners have designated May 14 – 19 as “Community Pride Week” with the goal of improving the appearance of Watauga County.  During this week Watauga County residents will have an opportunity to dispose of many types of waste for no charge, including old furniture, yard debris, appliances, electronics and household hazardous waste.  (This does not apply to commercial haulers or businesses.)

“This week is all about working together to protect and conserve our vast natural resources, which is essential to the continued quality of life for the residents of  Watauga County,” said Commission Chairman Nathan Miller.  “We want to provide as many opportunities as possible for residents to dispose of their waste in an environmentally responsible way.”

Following is a list of Community Pride Week events.  All events are free for Watauga County residents.

FREE DISPOSAL OF RESIDENTIAL DEBRIS
When:  Monday, May 14 – Saturday, May 19
             Mon. – Fri.  8 a.m. –  4 p.m. and Sat.  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Watauga County Landfill
What:  appliances, tires, furniture, metal, asphalt (no asphalt shingles), brick, cement, rocks, brush (no stumps)

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY
(Residential ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL WASTE)
When: Saturday, May 19,  9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: Watauga County Landfill                                         
What: paint, household batteries, NiCad batteries, lead-acid batteries (car type), antifreeze, ethylene, gasoline, lighter fluid, solid and liquid pesticides, oxidizers, used oils, household cleaners, etc.

PHARMACEUTICAL TAKE-BACK
“To keep our rivers and our children safe.”
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 10 a.m.—2 p.m.
Where:  Food Lions (3 locations)
                     1.  Hwy 321 near Wal-Mart
                     2.  Hwy 421/Old Hwy 421
                     3.  Blowing Rock
              Foscoe Fire Department (Highway 105)
              Beaverdam Volunteer Fire Department (Bethel Road)
What: All prescription and over-the-counter medications and medical supplies.

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