Hazardous household waste and other materials. We all have them. And they’re a big, fat hassle.
Your county or local landfill may have a hazardous waste disposal program. However, generally you have to drop off the materials on a certain day of the week and you must separate everything. Business hazardous wastes are not accepted at all.
How does hazardous waste affect us all?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), when hazardous wastes are released in the air, water, or on the land they can spread, contaminating even more of the environment and posing greater threats to our health. For example, when rain falls on soil at a waste site, it can carry hazardous waste deeper into the ground and the underlying groundwater. Obviously, hazardous waste disposal makes our environment safer for everyone and keeps our planet Green.
Let Us Handle Your Hazardous Waste Disposal
Junk Recyclers will come to your home or business, collect and separate the hazardous household waste and take it to a safe and reputable disposal center. Just call us at (828) 707-2407 and we’ll do the rest. In Buncombe County, you can take Fridays off!
Here is a list of some of the hazardous materials we remove.
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Broken CFLs in sealed bag
- Paint thinners
- Water sealers
- Bug spray cans
- Old batteries
- Flammable liquids (such as gas and kerosene)
- Computers (monitors, CPU’s, keyboards)
- Fax machines
- VCRs & DVD players
- Cell phones
- Video cameras
If you’d like more information, check out Bucombe County’s Solid Waste page – the hazardous information is about 3/4 of the way down.