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May 19th, 2010
City, county holding drive-through hazardous waste collection


The City of San Marcos Public Services department and Hays County will sponsor a Household Hazardous Waste Collection 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 22 in the San Marcos City Hall traffic yard, 630 E. Hopkins St.

Residents of San Marcos and Hays County are encouraged to drop off outdated toxic chemicals and cleaners during the free collection. Please bring proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill).

Residents are asked to transport chemicals in the trunk of their car or back of pick up 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, over cleaners, solvents, polishes, pool chemicals, and household batteries
  • Paint Products: latex and oil based paints, spray paints, thinners, strippers, preservatives, brush cleaners, etc.
  • Gardening products: pesticides, sprays, dusts, weed killers, rat poisons, and insecticides.
  • Automotive products: antifreeze and batteries, motor oil, oil filters, brake fluids, and transmission fluids.
  • · Compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL’s) and fluorescent light bulbs will also be collected.

Items not accepted: tires, containers larger than five gallons, empty containers, medications, compressed gas cylinders or wastes generated by businesses.

The drive-through event will be held rain or shine. For information call the Public Services Department at 512-393-8036.

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