The Whatcom County Disposal of Toxics program has scheduled its annual household hazardous waste collection event in Point Roberts for Saturday, June 15, so seasonal residents have a chance to clean out their sheds, too.
This collection event take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Point Roberts Solid Waste Transfer Station at 2005 Johnson Road.
Up to 55 gallons of products per household can be dropped off at no charge. Acceptable items include oil-based paints, gasoline, garden chemicals and fertilizers, solvents, oil and antifreeze, cleaning products, aerosols, acids and bases, fluorescent tubes and lights, re-chargeable batteries and more.
Items not accepted include garbage, business waste, latex paint, biomedical waste, alkaline batteries, explosives and ammo, radioactive material (smoke alarms), empty containers, asbestos and waste in drums. Please call the Disposal of Toxics Program for further details at 360/380-4640 and find more information about their programs on their website at whatcomcounty.us/833/Disposal-of-Toxics-Facility. The event is sponsored by the Whatcom County Health Department with the assistance of CanDo Recycling and Disposal.