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

By Caroline Ask, Solid Waste Division Manager

Area residents are invited to participate in the fall 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, next to 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. 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 those who work around wastewater and solid waste.

Accepted items include paints, thinners, batteries, computers, electronics, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, etc. Items not accepted include, medications, 55-gallon drums, ammunition, 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 not 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.

Please share this information with your family, friends, and neighbors!

About the Blogger

Caroline Ask is in her seventh year with the city and her fourth 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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