Mid-Shore household hazardous waste drop-off Oct. 28 in Denton

DENTON — Household hazardous waste drop-off, electronics recycling and latex paint collection are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 at the former Hobbs Landfill site in Denton.

Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, at 26375 Hobbs Road.

The service is limited only to residents — not businesses — of Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot counties. There is no charge.

Per COVID safety precautions, face masks are required to enter and use the facility for the purpose of dropping off acceptable materials. Also, social distancing guidelines are to be followed.

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 stripper; 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 like kitty litter, dirt or mulch and dispose in the regular trash.

Household wastes that are toxic, corrosive, ignitable or reactive are considered “household hazardous waste.”

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; 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.

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

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