Saturday, May 31, 2008

What to do with Broken Electronics and other Hazardous Waste in DC

This is good news!

According to the Washington Post:

Hazardous Waste Disposal

District residents can dispose of hazardous waste and electronics by bringing them to the Benning Road Trash Transfer Station every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Weekly document shredding services also are available at the site, 3200 Benning Rd. NE.

Previously, such recycling was done twice a year, in spring and fall. Officials said weekly collection will enable residents to get rid of dangerous items faster, which will keep the environment and drinking water safer.

Acceptable items for disposal include leftover cleaning and gardening chemicals, small quantities of gasoline, pesticides and poisons, mercury thermometers, paint, solvents, spent batteries, antifreeze, chemistry sets, automotive fluids and asbestos tiles. Electronics, such as computers, televisions and cellphones, will be broken down and recycled or disposed of safely.

For more information, visit http://www.dpw.dc.gov or call the citywide call center at 311.

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