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Events help dispose of hazardous waste, electronics

SUBMITTED REPORT

San Marcos residents will be able to take advantage of two special disposal days with a Household Hazardous Waste collection on Saturday, April 18 and old electronics recycling on Saturday, April 25.

On April 18, the City of San Marcos will sponsor a drive-through Household Hazardous Waste Collection from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the City Traffic Yard located at City Hall, 630 E. Hopkins.

On April 25, Texas State University, the city of San Marcos and PSC Partners Alliance will host an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bobcat Stadium Parking Lot.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal on April 18

Residents of San Marcos, Kyle and Hays County, sponsors of the hazardous materials collection, are invited to drop off outdated toxic chemicals during the collection. Please bring proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill). The collection is a drive-through event and people won’t have to leave their vehicles.

Residents are asked to transport chemicals in the trunk and keep products in their original containers. If a container is broken, the contents should be placed in a container of the same material. Do not combine chemicals.

Materials that will be accepted include: Cleaning products ( drain cleaners, concentrates, degreasers, oven cleaners, solvents, polishes, pool chemicals, and household batteries); Paint: (latex and oil based paints, spray paints, thinners, strippers, preservatives, brush cleaners, etc.); Gardening products (pesticides, sprays, dusts, herbicides (weed killers) rat poisons, and insecticides); Automotive products: (antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, oil filters, brake fluids, and transmission fluids); Cell phones and rechargeable batteries.

The collection cannot accept tires, electronic waste (computer products, televisions, etc.) containers larger than five gallons, medical wastes, empty containers, compressed gas cylinders or wastes generated by businesses.

E-Waste Disposal on April 25

The city of San Marcos is partnering with the Texas State University Environmental Service Committee and PSCnow to co-sponsor the “E-waste” event as part of Earth Day activities on April 25.

The electronics disposal will accept televisions smaller than 27 inches, computers, cell phones, radios stereos, speakers, cables circuit boards, video game consoles, printers, copiers, fax machines, wiring and CD players.

The following items cannot be accepted: TVs and monitors larger than 27 inches, console TVs, microwaves, household hazardous waste, large appliances or batteries.

For information, call the Public Services department at (512) 393-8026.

– FROM THE CITY OF SAN MARCOS/MELISSA MILLECAM

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