Three tons of Household Hazardous Waste cleaned up!

Household Hazardous Waste

After years of once-a-year pickups that most of us missed, ORS and San Juan County have finally introduced quarterly collection events managed on-island. And after just two such events, we got the results of our collections this week:

  • Aerosols – 528 pounds
  • Pesticides (Liquid) – 1886 pounds
  • Oil-Based Paints – 2993 pounds
  • Flammables & other nasty stuff – 582 pounds

That’s 5,989 pounds or three tons of hazardous material that didn’t endup in the landfill, or the local environment.

Next cleanup is scheduled for Friday, March 8th, from 11-2 pm. Check here for details on what we can and cannot accept!