All those empty cans of paint and used batteries you’ve been stockpiling can be brought to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School this Saturday.
Items being accepted this weekend include:
acids, adhesives, aerosols, alkaline batteries, ammonia, antifreeze, ant sprays and baits, artists’ paints, brake fluid, cleaning solvents, CFLs, disinfectants, drain cleaners, epoxies, flea repellants, floor care products, fluorescent bulbs, fungicides, gasoline, diesel, glues, herbicides, insecticides, kerosene, fuel oil, lighter fluid, lithium batteries, mercury, moth balls, oil or alkyd paint, oven cleaners, paint strippers/thinners, pesticides, polyurethane, pool chemicals, power steering fluid, rechargeable batteries, road flares, transmission fluid, turpentine, wood and metal polish, and wood preservatives and stains. The MDC has an info packet providing full instructions for transport and a listing of what they do not accept.
According to MDC regulations, residents must remain in their vehicles while the hazardous materials are removed by contractors. They ask that materials be placed in disposable bins or boxes and be transported in the trunk.