The Merced County Association of Governments said that starting Friday,household hazardous waste will be accepted at the Billy Wright Landfill in Los Banos, and beginning Oct. 18, at the Highway 59 Landfill in Merced.
Merced's facility will be closed for remodeling Friday through Oct. 17. Merced County residents may bring their household hazardous waste to Merced County's solid waste facility free of charge.
Highway 59 Landfill, 6040 N. Highway 59, Merced; all transactions take place at the scale house; Monday -Friday, 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. - noon (closed Sundays and holidays);
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Billy Wright Landfill, 17173 S. Billy Wright Road, Los Banos; all transactions take place at the scale house, which doesn't accept treated wood; Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - noon (closed Sundays and holidays).
In a news release, the agency said thousands of common household, automotive, lawn, garden and home improvement products are toxic, flammable, corrosive, or reactive. These items should not be thrown out with your regular trash or garbage. They are hazardous to waste collection workers and to the environment. A few examples include antifreeze, batteries, latex paint, electronic waste and treated wood.
More information can be found at www.mcagov.org or by calling (209) 723-3153, ext. 315.