TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — While volunteer efforts in Hurricane Harvey continue, Williamson County is stepping in to help residents dispose of leftover waste. Residents can dispose of chemical and hazardous waste for free with the Williamson County and Waste Management Saturday.
The county is collecting items at the Williamson County Expo Center where residents can drop off a variety of products like household cleaning products, old lightbulbs and motor oil. They ask that visitors bring products in its original container, labelled, that are not mixed or consolidated. Be sure to properly seal any containers to prevent leaking. Officials recommend hauling containers in a truck or back of the vehicle away from passengers. Volunteers will help unload drop-off items on-site. Trailers longer than 16 feet and containers larger than 5 gallons will not be allowed.
The event is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail in Taylor. For more information call, 512-759-8881. Below is a list of acceptable items.
Household cleaning products
Wood/Metal Cleaners and Polishers
Bug Sprays and Baits,
Flea and Tick Repellents
Mouse and Rat Poison
Carburetor and Fuel Injection Cleaners
Transmission and Brake Fluids
Adhesives and Glue
Oil or Enamel Based Paints
Lawn and Garden Products
Herbicides and Pesticides
Kerosene, Diesel Fuel
Gas/Oil Mix, Lighter Fluid
Explosives, fireworks, ammunitions
Industrial or commercial or business waste
Medical and pharmaceutical items
Propane cylinders of any kind or compressed gases
Radioactive materials (smoke alarms)
Tires with rims
Refrigerators or air condition units