Household hazardous waste day set for Saturday


The 24th annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds in Bay City. The event will run from 8 a.m. until noon.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) such as oil based paints, motor oil, pesticides and lead-acid batteries present a real disposal challenge. While these wastes constitute only a small percentage of the residential waste stream, the potential damage from improper disposal is significant.

The health and safety of families, neighborhoods and environment are threatened when household hazardous waste is stored or disposed of improperly.

Household hazardous waste is any product labeled:  toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant that residents are ready to dispose of.


Things to Bring:

· Used Motor Oil

· Antifreeze

· Brake/transmission fluid

· Old diesel/gasoline

· Pesticides/herbicides/insecticides

· Pool chemicals

· Paints/thinners (will recycle to the public)

· Household cleaners

· Drain openers

· Stain removers

· Furniture polish/wood preservatives

· Cooking oil

· Batteries (auto, rechargeable, alkaline)

· Old Appliances (with/without Freon)

· Tires (8) no semi or tractor tires

· Products labeled "warning/caution/poison"

· e-Waste: computers, printers, cell phones

Things NOT to Bring:

· Farm/business waste

· Explosives

· Radioactive material

· Dioxins

· TV's

· Magazines or newspapers

· Compressed gas cylinders

Free paper shredding will be provide by Baycel FCU to avoid identity theft. In an effort to help the community to protect themselves against ID theft, the following sensitive documents are encouraged to be shredded if no longer needed.

Documents including bank statements, insurance forms, credit card statements, income tax record, medical records and investment information. 

For more information, call 979-244-2717.

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