Have leftover hazardous waste or expired medicines? Beaufort County is providing a chance to get rid of it all for free.
Residents in Beaufort County will be able to drop off the dangerous waste from9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2 at the County Public Works South facility, which is located in Bluffton on 9 Benton Field Road.
The list of products that they are looking to gather includes cleaning materials, batteries, paints, turpentine, antifreeze, oil, gas, insecticides, poisons, photo and hobby chemicals, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs of all types, propane tanks and any other products that have labels containing the words WARNING, DANGER, or CAUTION.
They are also looking to take in expired and leftover medicines. These include prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Fireworks, ammunition, smoke detectors, syringes and medical waste will not be accepted.
Officials are asking residents to make sure all lids and caps are tightly fastened on products, and to leave them in their original containers.
In order to speed up the collection process, residents need to keep medications separate from hazardous materials, and to place containers in boxes in the trunk or back of their car.
Only residential materials are being accepted at this event. Commercial contractors or businesses may call Solid Waste and Recycling at 255.2734 for more information.
The event is sponsored by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Investigations Section and the County Solid Waste and Recycling Division.
Beaufort County Public Works South is located near M.C. Riley Elementary School. People driving from US 278 should turn onto Burnt Church Rd. heading south, take a left onto Ulmer Road just past M.C. Riley Elementary School, turn left onto Benton Field Rd., then take an immediate right into the public works facility.
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:38 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:38:31 GMT
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