The annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is coming up on Saturday, June 22 at two rural locations this year. The Free drop-off event happens from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Dubois Landfill and then from 3 to 6 p.m. at the old Midvale Fire Hall at the junction of the Eight Mile and Missouri Valley roads.
Hazardous wastes to be accepted include Used Oils, Freon, Agricultural chemicals, Aerosols, Lithium batteries, oil-based paints, solvents and prescription medical for deactivation. Unknown materials can be sampled on site to determine if they can be accepted.
Unacceptable items include explosives, radioactive waste and Asbestos.
Standard recyclables may also be dropped off, including scrap metal, appliances, used motor oil, anti-freeze, lead-acid batteries, electronic waste and latex paint.
For additional information, call the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District at 307-332-7040.
This drop-off event is totally free. It only happens once each year, so check those shops, garages, basements, cupboards and yards for material to be disposed.
This event is a cooperative effort of the Solid Waste District, the cities of Lander and Riverton, the Bureau of Land Management, Fremont County Weed and Pest, the Fremont County Prevention Program, the Popo Agie Conservation District, the Department of Environmental Quality, the Dubois-Crowheart Conservation District, the Lower Wind River Conservation District and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.