Weekend Project: Rid your barns and garages of potentially hazardous waste and chemicals
(Lander, Wyo.) – The 2017 Household Hazardous Waste and Chemical Clean Up Day is coming on Saturday July 15th at the Lander Landfill. This annual event allows residents to clean out their basements, garages and barns with unwanted chemicals. The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and continues through 4 p.m.
“We want to keep these unwanted materials out of the landfill, and this event accomplishes this,” said Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Superintendent Andy Frey.
The Lander Landfill is located at 52 Beebee Road, just east of Lander on Wyoming 789.
Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste includes aerosols, lithium batteries, and paint and chemicals include old oil and fuel, Freon, solvents, and pesticides. Have something you don’t know what it is? Bring it to the event and it will be sampled.
Do not bring prescriptions drugs, explosives, radioactive waste, friable asbestos and such.
This is a free event for Fremont County residents.
The regular recycling program accepts standard recyclables, scrap iron, appliances, motor oil, anti-freeze, lead batteries and latex paint.
For additional information, www.trashmatters.org.