JB Green Team holds hazardous waste collection

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Belmont County residents are asked to take note of an important change of location for the 2019 Belmont County JB Green Team Household Hazardous Waste Collection.

The collection, originally scheduled to be held at the Ohio University Eastern Campus, has been moved to the Belmont County Fairgrounds. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22. Proof of residency of either Belmont or Jefferson County is required. No HHW materials can be accepted from businesses or industries under the strict rules of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Residents of Belmont and Jefferson counties can bring the following clearly and properly labeled items to either event:

∫ Household cleaners — bleach, ammonia, carpet cleaner, oven cleaner

∫ Lawn & garden chemicals — pesticides and herbicides

∫ Various pool chemicals; aerosols

∫ Oil-based paint and paint-related products such as thinner, primer. stain, sealer, varnish and shellac

∫ Solvents, strippers, turpentine, wood preservatives

∫ Kerosene, lighter fluid, gasoline

∫ Roof coating and driveway sealer

∫ Light bulbs with mercury, including 4 foot, 8 foot, U-Bend, circular, or incandescent compact fluorescents

∫ Batteries — lead acid, lithium, NiCad. alkaline, mercury

∫ Automotive fluids — motor oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid

∫ Propane cylinders (grill-sized and smaller), fire extinguishers, Freon/helium cylinders

∫ Mercury and mercury debris

∫ Asbestos

Items that will NOT be accepted include:

∫ No contractor, industry or school waste

∫ No PCBs, transformers and capacitors

∫ No compressed gases (other than propane)

∫ No explosives/ammunition

∫ No medical/infectious wastes

∫ No Drug Enforcement Agency-controlled substances

∫ No smoke detectors/radioactive waste

∫ No computers, televisions and tires

There is no change to the July 29 Jefferson County HHW collection. Residents are asked to follow traffic entrance/exit signs and remain in vehicles. The HHW collection company staff will remove all the items from vehicles at the event for safety.

For more information, call a JB Green Team Office at 740-296-5376 (Belmont County) or 740-266-6899 (Jefferson County).