Mid-Shore household hazardous waste drop-off April 6 in Centreville

CENTREVILLE — Household hazardous waste drop-off, electronics recycling and latex paint collection are scheduled for Saturday, April 6 at the Queen Anne’s County Department of Public Works.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, at 312 Safety Drive, Centreville.

Maryland Environmental Service is the host.

The event is only for residents — not businesses — of Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties.

There is no charge.

These items will be accepted: gas, gas/oil mixtures and automotive fuels; empty propane cylinders size #40 and smaller; acids, cleaners and solvents; chemicals (pool, darkroom, etc.); pesticides, insecticides and herbicides; oil-based paint, paint thinner, stains, turpentine, wood preservatives and wood strippers; fluorescent tubes and lamps (limit 15); and mercury thermometers.

Usable latex paint (pourable, no mold or mildew) will be accepted for recycling.

Do not bring unusable latex paint. Instead, solidify the paint with an absorbent such as kitty litter, dirt or mulch and dispose in the regular trash.

This event is specifically for household wastes that are toxic, corrosive, ignitable or reactive.

There is a limit of 20 gallons or 250 pounds of acceptable waste per residence.

Acceptable electronics for recycling include computers and peripherals (keyboards, laptops, monitors, mice, printers, cables, modems, etc.); TVs (limit 4), remotes, VCR, CD and DVD players; CB radios; fax machines; answering machines; and copiers.

Not accepted: household trash; explosives and ammunition; medical and radioactive wastes; compressed gas cylinders other than propane cylinders listed above; asbestos; smoke detectors; household batteries; appliances; power tools and power tool batteries; tires; road/marine flares; and liquid containers over 5 gallon maximum size.

No business, commercial or industrial customers or materials will be accepted.

For more information, contact Maryland Environmental Service at 443-685-4073.

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