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Hazardous waste collection in Georgetown is scheduled for January 18 at San Gabriel Park.

GEORGETOWN, TX (KXAN) — The City of Georgetown says it will collect hazardous household waste on Jan. 18.

The City is hosting a free event for 400 Georgetown solid waste consumers who receive solid waste disposal services through Texas Disposal Systems.

The event takes place from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the old show barn in San Gabriel Park at 425 E. Morrow St.

A city press release says customers must contact customer care at 512-930-3640 or email [email protected] to have their name on the list to participate. You must know your name, address, and utility bill number.

All returned items must be in the labeled original containers. Do not use commercial disposal and trailers.

Here’s what the city says it will accept:

  • Batteries (household, hearing aids, mobile phones, etc.)
  • car batteries
  • Chemicals for pools and spas
  • Used oil/oil filters (up to five gallons per vehicle)
  • transmission fluid
  • Light bulbs (including conventional, compact, and four-foot fluorescent)
  • Lubricant
  • thermometers
  • OTC household chemicals for lawns and gardens
  • Aerosols
  • Household cleaners and disinfectants labeled Caution, Warning, or Poison.
  • Chemistry for creativity and hobby
  • Paint (up to 10 gallons per vehicle)
  • OTC one-pound propane tanks
  • Gasoline (up to five gallons per vehicle)

Here’s what the city won’t accept:

  • Containers without labels or unknown chemicals
  • Construction, commercial or landscape waste
  • Professional concentrated chemicals that require a professional license to mix.
  • Medicines or pharmaceuticals
  • oxygen cylinders
  • Electronics
  • Tires
  • Explosives (including ammunition and fireworks)
  • radioactive materials
  • biological materials

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