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Douglas County Household Chemical Roundups Announced for 2004

Have any paint products, motor oil, antifreeze, vehicle batteries, house and garden chemicals, fire extinguishers, fireworks, ammunition, mercury, propane or tires to throw away? Remember… it’s a hazard to put them in your trash can.

This year there will be three separate drive-through Roundups in Douglas County:

• June 5, Parker Joint Services Center, 17801 East Plaza Drive
• July 24, Shea Stadium, 3270 Redstone Park Circle, Highlands Ranch
• September 25, Town of Castle Rock Maintenance Facility

Volunteers will be on-site to help unload materials, free-of-charge, except for tires (which must be off rims), for which there is a $2 per tire charge. Only passenger vehicle and pickup truck tires will be accepted. Donations will also be accepted to help offset the high costs of hazardous waste disposal.

There will also be a FREE Drop-and-Swap area where people can take household cleaners, paint products, car wax, antifreeze, fertilizer and garden products that are still in their original containers.

The Roundups cannot accept waste from businesses, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, oil drums, asbestos, explosives stronger than fireworks, or any compressed gases other than propane.

In 2003, 1,650 Douglas County residents participated in Douglas County’s Household Chemical Roundups, safely disposing of more than 71 tons of hazardous materials. If not for the Roundups, this waste might have ended up in creeks and rivers or disposed of illegally on other people’s property.

The Household Chemical Roundups are sponsored by Douglas County, Centennial Water and Sanitation District, Metro Districts of Highlands Ranch, Parker Water and Sanitation District, Plum Creek Wastewater Authority, the Town of Parker, and many other agencies and individuals. Individuals and groups interested in helping with any of these events should contact Justin Laboe at (720) 322-1541.

For more information, call the 24-hour Household Chemical Roundup Infoline at (303) 846-6249.



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