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Household hazardous waste roundup in Beaufort

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Beaufort County is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Round Up Saturday.

They are collecting all kinds of hazardous materials from unwanted cleaning products to leftover medications.

The event is sponsored by the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Investigations Section and the Beaufort County Solid Waste Recycling Division. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Beaufort, at the County Puboic Works North facility, 140 Shanklin Road.

The County is collecting these items for proper disposal in an effort to prevent them from harming the environment. The list of products containing contaminants includes such things as 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 containg the word, WARNING, DANGER, or Caution. Expired and leftover medicines include prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Only residential materials are being accepted at the event. Commercial contractors or businesses with hazardous products that require disposal may call Solid Waste and Recycling at 843.255.2734 for more information.

For more information about recycling and waste disposal, click here.

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