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NEWTON — Catawba County’s annual spring household hazardous waste collection event will be held Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hickory American Legion Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are located at 1 American Legion Ave. off US 70 in Newton.

The event is open to Catawba County residents only and is free. Residents are asked to be prepared to wait due to the high volumes of materials expected. No trailers are allowed.

A partial list of household hazardous waste accepted at the event includes the following:

• Household cleaners such as drain openers, toilet bowl cleaners, oven cleaners, disinfectants and pine cleaners

• All types of paint products such as latex and oil-based paints, spray paints, solvents, thinners, shellacs, varnishes, wood preservatives and sealants

• Automotive products such as lead acid batteries, used engine oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, and autostart fluid

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• Pesticides and insecticides such as poisons and aerosols

• Chemical-based products such as acids, bases, kerosene, household batteries, photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, gas cylinders, fluorescent tubes, and mercury thermometers

• Electronic devices such as undamaged computer monitors and televisions, laptops, floppy drives, hard drives, ink/toner cartridges, modems, cell phones, answering machines, CD players, cassette players, calculators, copiers, duplicators , microwaves, electronic typewriters, pagers, radios, remote controls, scanners, stereos and video recorders

• Medicines and prescription drugs (excluding sharp objects or needles)

Residents who bring plastic bags to recycle will receive a reusable bag donated by Keep Catawba County Beautiful.

The Catawba County Sheriff’s Office will offer unwanted drug and prescription drug collection. Sharp objects or needles will not be accepted.

For security reasons, the event will not accept tires, radioactive waste, biologically active or infectious waste, unknown gases or chemicals, dioxin-related waste, explosives, household waste, lawn mowers lawn mowers, weedkillers, appliances, or televisions with broken or internal screens. parts removed. No business waste will be accepted.

To assist in the recycling and disposal of electronics, the county contracts with certified companies to ensure proper handling and safety of collected waste. All data and devices containing data on the Electronic Equipment will be destroyed, but the County cannot guarantee non-disclosure of any information left on the Equipment.

As a reminder, paint (no spray cans), household electronics and batteries are accepted at the Blackburn Landfill, located at 4017 Rocky Ford Road in Newton, during normal business hours year-round and free of charge.

The one-day event is sponsored by Catawba County Utilities and Engineering and is co-sponsored by Republic Services, Keep Catawba County Beautiful, Cooperative Extension Service, Catawba County Sheriff’s Office and the NC State Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. For more information, contact Catawba County Utilities and Engineering at 828-465-8217 or visit www.catawbacountync.gov.