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Posted on: August 5, 2021

City/County Partner To Host Hazardous Waste Collection Event

080521 Hazardous Waste Dump

Montrose, CO — The City of Montrose in partnership with Montrose County has planned a waste collection event to give Montrose area residents an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals used in many household products.

Batteries, aerosols, fertilizer, paint supplies, fluorescent light bulbs, and liquid fuels and chemicals will be collected during the 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Event scheduled for Saturday, August 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the City Public Works Shop located at 1221 64.50 Road.

Earlier this spring the city and county agreed to contribute funds to safely dispose of all hazardous materials collected during the event.

“In an effort to promote safety, beautify the community, and expand public services, the City of Montrose and Montrose County desire to host a one-time combined Residential Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection event that will include city and county residents,” the city and county said in a joint statement. “The goal of this event is to encourage citizens to properly collect, handle, and dispose of common household hazardous waste materials.”

 Volumes and quantities are limited to a maximum of 20 gallons of liquid waste material, 50 pounds of dry, granular palletized, or powder waste material, and 20 aerosol cans per customer. 

Fee Schedule:

Waste Item Fee Batteries (Wet/Dry Cell) Lithium, nickel-cadmium (NiCd) and nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) — $0.20 each. Large rechargeables (gel cells) — $2.50 each.
Alkaline — $0.10 each. Lead-acid batteries — No Charge
Light bulbs (fluorescent, and ballasts) Fluorescent bulbs (8', 4' and shorter) —$0.50 each. Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) — $1.00 each. Ballasts - $5.00 each.

Liquid Fuels (automotive fluids, degreasers, mineral spirits, gasoline, kerosene) —
$1.00 per gallon or $0.50 for smaller containers.

Liquid Chemicals (acids, adhesives, bleach, caustic cleaners, oxidizers, solvents) — $2.00 per gallon or $1.00 for smaller containers.

Fertilizer (granular) Containers weighing five pounds or less — $1.00 Containers weighing five pounds or more — $2.00

Herbicides, Pesticides, Poisons, Insecticides (liquids, must be in sealable containers) — $2.00 per gallon or $1.00 for smaller containers.

Paint (oil & latex based, primers, artist) — No charge. Paint Supplies (cleaner, thinner, varnish, turpentine) — $1.00 per gallon or $0.50 for smaller containers

Aerosols*, spray paint and miscellaneous aerosols — $1.00 each.

Fire Extinguishers — $5.00 each

Flammable Gas Tanks propane, oxygen, mapp — small (1 lb) $2.00 each, large (20 lb) $5.00 each (The contents of these products are not classified as a household hazardous waste, however due to the methods required to safely dispose of the containers, they are included in this event.)

 Volumes and quantities shall be limited to a maximum of twenty (20) gallons of liquid waste material (cumulative), fifty (50) pounds of dry granular, pelletized, or powder waste material (cumulative), and twenty (20) aerosol cans (cumulative) per customer. 

The following shall NOT be collected:

• Unidentifiable chemicals and hazardous wastes; 
• Non-residential household hazardous wastes; 
• Excessive volumes or quantities of residential household hazardous wastes reasonable indicating the material was generated from a commercial or industrial facility; 
• Explosive or radioactive material; 
• Electronic waste 
• Biological/infectious waste 

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