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Household Hazardous Waste Collection to be Held in Valley

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INVISTA Press Release

WAYNESBORO, Va. – (Sept. 9, 2013)—INVISTA Waynesboro, Goodwill Industries and Augusta County will sponsor a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Augusta County Government Center in Verona. The event allows Augusta County residents to properly dispose of hazardous materials.  

"Being a good environmental steward is vital to our community," said Michael Shull, Riverheads Board of Supervisors member and member of Augusta County Recycling Committee. "With the support from INVISTA and Goodwill, this free event provides an important opportunity for all residents to assure hazardous waste is properly disposed."  

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and DOT-certified personnel will be on-site to oversee proper waste collection, transportation and disposal to a certified treatment, storage and disposal facility.

Residents of Augusta County may bring the following materials to the collection center:

Anti-freeze/coolant Automobile batteries (Lead-acid type)

Computers and accessories (Printers, keyboards, etc.)

Diesel fuel

Fluorescent bulbs (Tubes and Compact fluorescent bulbs)

Gasoline

Herbicides

Kerosene

Mercury devices

Oil-based paints

Oil-based stains

Polyurethanes

Pesticides

Rechargeable batteries  (Nickel-cadmium type)

Small electronics (Smoke detectors, phones, toasters, microwaves, etc.)

Solvents (Mineral spirits, paint thinner, turpentine, acetone, naphtha and methyl-alcohol, etc.)

Tung oil Used motor oil (Hydraulic and transmission)

#2 fuel oil

2-cycle fuel mix    

The following items will not be accepted during the collection:  

Household batteries (Alkaline type)

Latex paint

Large electronics and appliances (Copiers, refrigerators, dishwashers, etc.)

Propane tanks

Televisions

Tires    

For 15 years, INVISTA has worked with local government agencies to provide this free service to the community and promote environmental stewardship. During that time, INVISTA has contributed more than $200,000 to support the effort, which has safely discarded more than 200,000 pounds of hazardous waste.  

"Sponsoring this hazardous disposal service has become an event our community greatly values," said Marty Siebken, INVISTA process control engineer. "The event provides residents with an environmentally responsible way to discard potentially harmful products. INVISTA is pleased to, once again, provide a safe venue for disposal and help contribute to a better environment for the whole community."  

In 2012, more than 300 carloads brought in excess of 16,000 pounds of hazardous waste during the collection. Consistent with EPA and Virginia regulations, this is open to residents only; no business waste will be collected.

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