June 1st: Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Disposal Day in Richton Park

Please pass this on to your residents… Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Disposal Day in Richton Park

When: Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: Rich South High School (parking lot), 5000 Sauk Trail, Richton Park, IL 60471

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) has selected the Village of Richton Park and SSMMA as cosponsors of a June 1st Spring 2013 Household Hazardous Waste Day. Cooperating and assisting is the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD). The collections give citizens the opportunity to safely dispose of unused or leftover household products commonly found in homes, basements and garages statewide. The materials are handled in an environmentally sound manner, diverting them from local area landfills.

“‘Nationally we must be aware of how we impact our environment,” said Richton Park Village President Rick Reinbold. “By taking advantage of the Household Hazardous Waste event and disposing of materials in an environmentally responsible way we are growing practices that are carbon footprint friendly. Richton Park is honored to be the host site for such an important event.”

Citizens are encouraged to bring, oil based paints (not latex), thinners, chemical cleaners, unwanted pharmaceuticals, mercury and mercury-containing items, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene, weed killers, insecticides, pesticides, adhesives, hobby chemicals, household batteries and similar products. Fluorescent and other high-intensity discharge lamps may also be brought to the collections. The public is encouraged to find alternative uses for latex paint s

Collection is for household hazardous waste only. Contractor, agriculture, business, city, county, municipal, state, commercial, industrial, school or public works wastes cannot be accepted.

Electronic items such as old televisions, computers, calculators or other devices will also be accepted. However, propane bottles (empty), fire extinguishers (empty) must be taken to another site at Reliable Fire Equipment, 12848 S. Cicero. Lead acid batteries cannot be accepted at this time at either location.

During the collection event, please remain in your vehicle at all times and be prepared to wait 10 to 40 minutes. This is for your safety and traffic efficiency. The IEPA and their contractors will unload all waste from your car to be disposed of.

For more information, please contact Richton Park Village Management Analyst Jill Norris at 708-481-8950 ext. 171 or jnorris@richtonpark.org.

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