Latex paint is “not” hazardous (water-based) and can be hardened and placed in your regular trash. Just follow these easy steps:
NEVER use an ordinary vacuum or shop vacuum…vapors will be blown around and the sweeper will become contaminated.
NEVER use a broom or paintbrush…you will break the mercury into even smaller beads and further scatter the mercury.
NEVER use household cleaning products, especially those containing chlorine or ammonia…a violent reaction may occur, further increasing the release of toxic fumes.
NEVER allow people with contaminated shoes or clothing to walk around your house.
NEVER put mercury in the trash.
NEVER put mercury in a burn barrel.
NEVER pour or allow mercury to go down the drain.
*Never flush in the toilet or pour down the drain. Use a marker to cover any personal information. Drop medication at any of these locations (no questions asked):
**NON-CONTROLLED MEDICINE CAN ALSO BE DROPPED OFF AT ANY WCSWD ANY TOX-AWAY DAY**
West Central Solid Waste District’s office is a drop off site for the Lions Club Eye Glasses Recycling program. Learn more about recycling eye glasses at: