Goodrich High will be site of hazardous waste collection

— Goodrich High School is set to host a drop-off site for Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Day this Saturday.

The event, which is held every May and October in Genesee County, will have volunteers located at the high school, 8029 S. Gale Rd., from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. to help people unload both their household hazardous and electronic wastes.

As always Holly Lubowicki, program assistant for Keep Genesee County Beautiful, expects the turnout to be a huge success.

“I can tell you people get there in line before we even open,” Lubowicki said. “The line tends to be the longest first thing in the morning, but overall we have between 600 and 700 cars show up.”

Items that will be accepted are aerosol cans, antifreeze, fluorescent light bulbs, compact and tube batteries, household and car gasoline, household pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, mercury, used oil, oil-based paint, old prescriptions, paint thinners, up to seven tires, television sets, computer monitors, laptops and notebooks, printers and copiers, DVD and VCR players, fax machines, cell phones, video cameras and stereo equipment.

They will not be accepting items such as commercial waste, explosive material, industrial waste, medical waste, radioactive material, TV consoles or latex paint.

“People bring in latex paint all the time,” Lubowicki said. “If it is unopened Habitat for Humanity will take it, otherwise donate it or take the lid off and let it dry and then put it in a bag and throw it in the trash.”

Also on Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Flint East- Water Service Center, 3310 E. Court St., will be collecting household hazardous wastes and the Goodwill Industries, 501 S. Averill Ave., will be collecting the electronic wastes.

For more information or to volunteer, call Genesee County Recycle Hotline at 810-762-7744 or call Keep Genesee County Beautiful at 810-767- 7184.

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