Dispose of your household hazardous waste and old computers at Saturday’s spring collection event 

By Caroline Ask, Solid Waste Division Manager

Area residents are invited to participate in the spring Household Hazardous Waste and Computer Collection Event on Saturday from 7 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Texas A&M University General Services Building. The entrance to the facility is on Harvey Road east of Veterans Park and Athletic Complex.

You can also donate new or used children’s books to Books and a Blanket.

The free event is open to Brazos Valley residents and offers the safe disposal of typical household hazardous wastes. Improper disposal — such as pouring cleaning agents down a storm inlet, on the ground, or into your recycling or garbage containers — poses severe health and safety risks to the environment and solid waste, wastewater, and other workers.

Accepted items include paints, thinners, batteries, computers, electronics, old medications, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, etc. Items not accepted are 55-gallon drums, ammunition and firearms, appliances with Freon, biomedical or radioactive wastes, household garbage, large copiers and printers, tires, and commercially generated waste.

Please bring your household materials in the original containers with labels intact — and don’t mix products. You should also label materials that aren’t in the original packages and secure them so they won’t tip or leak. Products should be in the trunk or bed of your vehicle, not in the passenger area.

You must also stay in your vehicle while staff members unload your items.

Additional event information and a complete list of accepted materials can be found on the Twin Oaks Landfill website.

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About the Blogger

Caroline Ask is in her fifth year with the city and her second as the solid waste division manager. She previously served as an engineering program specialist and environmental inspector and held environmental health positions at Texas A&M and Houston’s Texas Children’s Hospital. She earned a bachelor’s degree in bioenvironmental sciences from A&M in 2012.

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