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Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event Planned for May 4

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On Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) is hosting a free Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event. The event will be held in the parking lot of Silsbee High School at 1575 Highway 96N in Silsbee. The event is open to all Southeast Texas residents but not businesses.

During this event, the SETRPC collects items that could damage your health or the environment if they are disposed of improperly. These include paints, cleaners, antifreeze, car batteries, used oil, insecticides, swimming pool chemicals, and many others.

Starting this year, a cash disposal fee of $3.00 is required for each tire (limit 20). Tires over 20″ or on rims will not be accepted. SETRPC will limit the amount of paint collected to ten(10) 1-gallon paint cans and two(2) 5-gallon paint cans.

Materials not accepted during this event include electronics, appliances, oversized tires, explosives, ammunition, garbage, scrap metal, mercury, smoke detectors, exit signs, medical waste, and medications and pharmaceuticals.

The Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection event is a program of the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

For a complete list of acceptable materials or more information, call Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 ext. 7520.

 

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