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Houghton County Emergency Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Houghton County Emergency Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Friday, July 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Macdonald Street behind the Lake Linden Village Park There is no cost for Houghton County resident flooding victims. Businesses, schools, institutions, commercial farmers and non-Houghton County residents are not eligible to participate. Items accepted: Aerosols Antifreeze/motor oil/automotive fluids Solvents/flammable/oil-based paint Pesticides Electronics Latex paint Reactives/oxidizers Corrosives (acids / bases) Miscellaneous cleaners and toxics Mercury (liquid and devices) Batteries (mixed household) Medical Sharps (must arrive in rigid container) Fluorescent lamps PCB electrical equipment Fire extinguishers Propane cylinders Smoke detectors Non-controlled substance pharmaceuticals and over the counter medications Items not accepted: Weapons Explosives Construction materials/debris Appliances Radioactive materials (other than smoke detectors) Shock-sensitive materials Standard household trash Tires Yard waste When preparing waste for the collection:  Do not mix waste materials.  Place material with damaged containers in a secondary container that is closed to prevent release/exposure during transport and collection.  Ensure labels are visible and secondary containers are marked.  Keep “like” containers together.  Place containers in a lined box or plastic container to keep materials upright during transport.  Containers larger than a 5-gallon bucket require special approval.

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