HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY FOR BLAND & WYTHE COUNTIES

Wythe County Seal Trans Background

WYTHEVILLE, Va. – This weekend, county officials from Wythe and Bland will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection event, at the Kents Lane Transfer Station, just east of the Wytheville town limits (169 Kents Lane, Wytheville, VA).

The annual hazardous waste day event will provide local citizens with an opportunity to dispose of chemicals and other items deemed hazardous in a safe and environmentally friendly way – completely free of charge.

The event, which is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27, between 8 a.m. and noon, is sponsored by the Joint Public Service Authority of Wythe and Bland Counties.

Ikey Davidson, who serves as Wythe County’s hazardous material coordinator, said that the annual event is an important component of the county’s overall environmental policy.

“This event allows local residents the opportunity to dispose of items they’ve collected throughout the year that are not accepted at the county’s convenience centers.”

Davidson said that acceptable waste items include pool chemicals, automotive fluids, mercury products and other common household chemicals. A complete listing of all acceptable and non-acceptable items may be found on the county’s official website, www.WytheCo.org.

The event is open to residents of Wythe and Bland counties only. Refuse from businesses, including home-based businesses will not be accepted.

Click LIKE to share this article with your friends on Facebook!