Hazardous waste should not be placed into your regular collection serviced by Parks & Sons. At this time, we do not handle or dispose of any hazardous waste. Use the information below to help identify and properly dispose of your hazardous material.
All types of rechargeable household and auto batteries may be disposed of by Interstate Batteries. Use the links below to obtain additional recycling information provided by Interstate Batteries.
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)
If you wish to dispose of CFLs in your trash, seal the bulb in two plastic bags and place into your collection container for your next pick up. For more information regarding the disposal of CFLs, click on the link below.
Oil cannot be placed into your collection receptacle. Click on the store locator link below to find the nearest Checker Auto Supply or Pep Boys, both of which handle the disposal of motor oil. Please call the stores for more specific instructions.
Paint that is completely dried may be thrown away in the regular trash collection as it is no longer considered hazardous. If there is a small amount of leftover paint in the can, it must be dried out, which can be done by adding an absorbent material (e.g. cat litter).
Latex paint (the type that can be cleaned with water) needs to be air-dried in its container. After the paint is completely solidified, it can be disposed with the regular trash collection.
Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet or drain unless the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs you to do so. In order to properly dispose of prescription drugs in the trash, please follow these guidelines:
- Remove the drugs from their original containers.
- Mix drugs with an undesirable substance, such as cat litter or used coffee grounds.
- Put the mixture into a disposable container with a lid, such as an empty margarine tub or sealable bag.
- Conceal or remove any personal identifying information, including RX number, from the empty containers.
- Place the sealed container with the mixture and the empty drug containers in the trash.
For more information, please visit the following government sites:
Other Hazardous Waste
Please visit Earth 911. This organization provides a wide variety of information concerning hazardous waste and local businesses that will assist in disposing of this material.