Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
The Moore County Cooperative Extension Service, Keep Moore County Beautiful, County of Moore, Villages of Pinehurst and Whispering Pines, Sustainable Sandhills, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and the Towns of Aberdeen and Southern Pines are hosting a household hazardous waste collection day on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Pinecrest Hight School. The event will be held in the parking lot off Voit Gilmore Lane from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The event is strictly for household hazardous waste, no commercial waste will be collected.
In addition to household hazardous waste collection, a paper shredding service will be available. The paper shredding service is to be used for documents and confidential papers. The service is not intended for the shredding of newspapers or magazines.
Examples of household hazardous waste to be collected include paint and paint thinners, furniture strippers and finishing products, solvents and degreasers, wood preservatives, polishes, aerosols, florescent light tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs, NiCd batteries, alkaline batteries, lithium batteries, propane cylinders, swimming pool chemicals, used motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, hydraulic, transmission and brake fluid.
Other items that will be collected include pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides. These items need to be in the original containers for indentification purposes.
The recycling of electronics is not part of this planned event. The County of Moore has established electronic recycling collection sites at all of its waste collection facilities throughout the county. Contact the County of Moore Public Works Division, 947-3637 for a convenient location.
For more information, contact any of the sponsoring agencies, or call the Town of Southern Pines Public Services Division, 692-2463.