Sonora, Ca — County residents have a chance to get rid of old oil based paint, cleaners, batteries and other household hazardous waste materials at a drop off site in Sonora today.
The free site will be open from 9am to 2pm. Individuals wishing to participate are required to make a reservation by calling 1-800-881-2435. At that time, an individual will tell you where and when to bring your waste.
Items that are acceptable from the garage and workshop: gasoline, thinners, contaminated oil, art supplies, wood preservatives, photo chemicals, glues and solvents, polishes, oil based and latex paints, adhesives, engine/brake parts cleaners and waxes.
Items from the house: ammonia and bleach based cleaners, oven cleaners, alkaline and rechargeable batteries, aerosol sprays, nail polish remover, fluorescent tubes, shoe polish, unwanted medication, ink jet cartridges, cell phones, televisions, computer monitors, laptops and LCD displays.
Items from the yard: pesticides, pool chemicals, fungicides, weed killers and compressed gas cylinders up to five gallons.
What NOT to bring: ammunition and explosives, biological waste, asbestos, medical waste, radioactive waste, tires, large compressed gas cylinders, non-hazardous waste, PCB containing waste.
Written by BJ Hansen