Get rid of household hazardous waste safely at Richmond event

West County residents are encouraged to dispose of their household hazardous waste for free at a one-day event in Richmond on Saturday, Sept. 30.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on that day, Republic Services has announced that it will hold a household hazardous waste collection event in the city-operated parking lot at 24th Street and Barrett Avenue. Only residents from West County communities can attend, with the exception of Kensington.

Accepted items include electronic waste with circuit boards such as microwaves, computers, TVs under 36 inches and cellphones; auto products such as antifreeze, gasoline, batteries, used motor oil and filters; propane gas cylinders, hazardous aerosols, cleaners, sprays and poisons; paint, solvents, thinners and adhesives; household batteries, fluorescent lights, mercury thermometers and switches; garden products like pesticides and fertilizers.

There’s a limit of 125lbs or 15 gallons of household hazardous waste materials per car.

Items not accepted include appliances such as fridges, stoves and coffeemakers, garbage, business waste and medical waste, among others. See the flyers below for lists of accepted and non-accepted items.

Republic Services also wants West County neighbors to know that its Household Waste Drop-Off Facility is now open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 101 Pittsburg Ave. in Richmond.