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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Returns – The Stanly News & Press


The Stanly County Solid Waste Department, the City of Albemarle, ECOFLO, PowerHouse Recycling and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will again provide services this year for the event on household hazardous waste.

A household hazardous waste collection event and electronics recycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 in the back parking lot of the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032-B Newt Road, Albemarle.

Leave all materials in their original containers, place them in a cardboard box, and carry them in the trunk or back of your vehicle.

All customers ask to stay in their vehicle.

This event is for residents of Stanly County. No businesses or churches allowed.

Materials accepted for recycling/hazardous waste disposal are:

• Acids/bases, aerosols, automotive products, drain cleaners, flammable products, furniture finishes/strippers, household batteries, household cleaners/varnishes, paint and paint products and wood preservatives. We will also take household fluorescent bulbs.

• Pesticides: Almost all pesticide products will be accepted. For liquid pesticide containers larger than 5 gallons or for unlabeled pesticides, contact the co-op’s extension office for information before bringing them to the collection event. Call Katelyn Stovall at 704-986-6104.

• Collection of recycled electronic products: Electronic devices contain heavy metals such as lead, mercury and cadmium. This type of material should not be thrown in the landfill. This is an opportunity to recycle much of the e-waste stream.

• Acceptable Electronics: Computers, monitors, typewriters, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, televisions, video recorders, radios, virtually anything with a circuit board.

Materials not accepted for recycling or disposal

Materials from commercial businesses (generators of hazardous waste in small or large quantities) will not be accepted.

Household waste, motor oil over 5 gallons, antifreeze over 5 gallons, liquid substances over 5 gallons, and recyclables other than those specified will not be accepted at the event.

These items are accepted daily at Stanly County convenience centers.

No small appliances will be accepted, such as hair dryers, curling irons, microwaves.

No major appliances/appliances will be accepted, such as washers, dryers, freezers, stoves or refrigerators.

The Albemarle City Landfill (704-982-3302) and the Stanly County Convenience Center on Newt Road accept the appliances listed above.

Do not bring explosive, biologically active or infectious, radioactive or non-hazardous items.

The Town of Albemarle Solid Waste Facility and Stanly County Convenience Center on Newt Road accepts all of the electronics and appliances listed above.

All Stanly County convenience stores are equipped to receive used motor oil and three sites are equipped to receive antifreeze.

In addition to many recyclables, the Town of Albemarle Solid Waste Management Facility and Recycling Center also accepts water-based/latex paints.

For information on other recycling and disposal options, hours of operation, and recycling or disposal fees, contact the relevant numbers below:

Town of Albemarle Solid Waste Facility and Recycling Center – 704-982-3302;
Stanly County Convenience Centers – call the Stanly County Solid Waste Department at 704-986-3698.