Help prevent pollution; Household Chemical Roundup takes place Sept. 29
Get the house cleared out before the weather cools down. Drop off unwanted household chemicals at the Douglas County Household Chemical Roundup Sept. 29.
This year’s roundup will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Castle Rock Water, 175 Kellogg Court. This is a joint event between Castle Rock Water and the Tri-County Health Department to prevent pollution and help protect trash handlers. Unwanted chemicals that are not disposed of properly can contaminate the water supply, air and landfills.
A contribution of $25 is requested to help offset the high costs of hazardous waste disposal. Participants must be Douglas County residents and will be asked for a driver’s license, water bill, utility bill or phone bill to verify residency.
Items being accepted include:
- House, garden and pool chemicals
- Oil-based paint and paint products
- Automotive fluids
- Propane tanks (1-20 pounds)
- Vehicle and household batteries
- Items containing mercury
- Fluorescent light bulbs and CFLs
- Car and pickup truck tires, with rims removed
- Fire extinguishers
Items that cannot be accepted include:
- Business and commercial waste
- Radioactive waste
- Electronic waste (computers, televisions, etc.)
- Explosive waste
- Smoke detectors
- Waste containing asbestos
- Tractor tires
- Scrap metal
- Medical waste
- Compressed gasses other than propane
- Oil drums
Last year’s chemical roundup disposed of approximately 98,178 pounds of hazardous materials in Castle Rock, which helps keep our community and watershed clear of contaminants.
Looking to help out? Volunteers will be able to dispose of their unwanted chemicals for free. Head to CRgov.com/roundup for more information.