WasteMobile and Community Recycling Days

So, you’ve replaced all your incandescent bulbs, with compact fluorescent? Those CFLs contain a small amount of mercury in them and ought not be thrown into your regular garbage, when they burn out. ‘Got an old television set, computer, stack of old tires, paints or chemicals to get rid of? May is your month.


Saturday, May 16, 2009
Griffin School District parking lot
10 AM to 4 PM

This is a hazardous waste collection event.

Accepted: Oil and latex paints, stains, adhesives, thinners, solvents, pesticides, all types of batteries, antifreeze, motor oil and filters, cleaners, pool and hobby chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, propane cylinders, and other home-generated hazardous materials.

Only containers of 5 gallons or less will be accepted.

Not Accepted: Business or medical wastes, explosives, ammunition, radioactive materials, smoke detectors, electronics, garbage, yard waste, emty containers, or appliances.

Thurston County Recycle Days

Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thurston County Fairgrounds, Lacey
9 AM to 3 PM

Saturday, June 6, 2009
South Sound Speedway, Tenino
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thurston County’s Community Recycle Days offer an easy way to recycle a variety of household items at reduced rates.

Click here
for a list of items accepted at Community Recycle Days.

Please complete this form and give it to staff when you arrive at the event (PDF).

Click here to read about what happened to our recycling center, formerly located at the Island Market.

As an alternative to throwing stuff away, if it’s still useful, consider giving it away, for free. OlyReusables, Freecycle and 2Good2Toss.com are three ideas.

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