Tri-County Health and the Town of Parker will hold a Household Chemical Roundup on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Parker Joint Services Center (17801 E. Plaza Drive).
This event is open to all Douglas County residents; participants are asked to bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, and $25 per vehicle to offset the high cost of hazardous waste disposal. To decrease wait time at the event, residents are encouraged to register in advance at www.TCHD.org/250/Home-Chemical-Waste.
As a reminder, dumping of any waste into the storm drainage systems is considered an illicit discharge and a Municipal Code violation. Please do your part by disposing of waste properly and protecting the environment.
House and garden chemicals
Passenger vehicle and pickup truck
tires removed from rims
Paint and paint products*
Vehicle and household batteries
Items containing mercury
Fluorescent light bulbs, including CFLs
Electronics of any kind
*Latex paint can be 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. Also visit www.PaintCare.org to find retail stores where paint can be dropped off for disposal any time of the year.