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Posted on: May 1, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Household Chemical Round-Up Coming to Parker

The 2013 Household Chemical Round-Up will be held Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Parker Joint Services Center, located at 17801 E. Plaza Dive in Parker. This event is open to all Douglas County residents. Proof of County residency is required at the entrance. A payment of $25 per vehicle is requested to help offset the significant cost of hazardous waste disposal. For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, please call 720.200.1592 or visit

We will NOT accept:
• Business and commercial waste
• Radioactive waste
• Electronic waste
• Explosive waste
• Smoke detectors
• Asbestos waste
• Tractor tires
• Scrap metal
• Medical waste
• Compressed gases other than propane

We will accept:
• House, garden and pool chemicals
• Paint and paint products*
• Automotive fluids
• Fuels
• Propane tanks (1-20 lbs)
• Vehicle and household batteries
• Items containing mercury
• Ammunition
• Aerosols
• Fluorescent light bulbs, including CFLs
• Car/truck/SUV/tires (remove from rim)

*Remember, LATEX paint can be legally and safely disposed of in regular household garbage IF it is completely dried out. To dry out latex paint, mix kitty litter, sand, sawdust, dirt or any other absorbent material with the wet paint and allow it to dry in an area inaccessible to children and pets. Depending on the type and quantity of absorbent materials used, it will take anywhere from a couple of minutes to a couple of days to dry out.

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