HazMobile in Boonville

by AVA News Service, February 15, 2016

[Mar 26] The HazMobile household hazardous waste collection team will return to the Boonville fairgrounds parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Dangerous chemicals that can’t go in the trash are accepted by the HazMobile for recycling or special disposal.

The HazMobile is free to households but there is a limit of 15 gallons per vehicle per day (or 60 feet of fluorescent tubes).  The 15 gallons is measured by the capacity of the containers of hazardous materials.  If individuals wish to dispose of more than 15 gallons, they must make a special appointment and a fee will be charged.

Small business waste is also welcome at the collection but an appointment must be made and a fee will be applied per gallon of waste.

When bringing materials to the HazMobile, the public should be careful that items are kept in their original containers (except motor oil which can be consolidated), that nothing is leaking, and that all containers are tied down.

Toxic items like paint, antifreeze, pesticides, herbicides, pool chemicals, gasoline, solvents, acids, bases, toxic cleaners, auto and household batteries, medications, and fluorescent light tubes are accepted by the HazMobile.  Explosives and road flares are excluded.

Motor oil, computer monitors and televisions can be recycled at the Boonville Transfer Station, Mountain View Road, open Tuesday-Wednesday 9-4 and Saturday-Sunday 9-4.

The HazMobile collects at some location in Mendocino or Lake Counties almost every weekend.  The schedule and more information is available by calling the local Recycling Hotline, 468-9704, or on the internet at www.mendoRecycle.org.

The HazMobile is a service of the Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority.  Financial support is provided by CalRecycle.

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