Roundup for hazardous materials, medicine event set for Saturday | Environment
BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Investigation Section and the County Solid Waste and Recycling Division will collecting leftover cleaning products, harmful chemicals and expired medications on March 2.
The sponsors would like to make sure that the community remains free of harmful containments, and are offering to collect and properly dispose of materials such as cleaning products, batteries, turpentine, antifreeze, oil, gas, insecticides, poison, photo and hobby chemicals, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, propane tanks, and all materials including the word WARNING, DANGER, or CAUTION.
The department will also be collecting prescription and over the counter expired medications, vitamins, as well as herbal supplements.
Fireworks, ammunition, smoke detectors, syringes, and medical waste will not be among the accepted materials.
The Beaufort County Sherrif's Office asks that all residents make sure the lids and caps are tight and secure on the materials, and that they are left in their original containers and seperate from other hazardous materials.
Residential materials will only be accepted at this event, but commerical contractors and businesses are welcome to contact Solid Waste and Recycling at 843.255.2734 for more info on recycling for their business.
For more information online, visit http://www.bcgov.net/recycle.
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