General resources on household hazardous wastes and recycling opportunities include www.earth911.org and www.obviously.com/recycle/. Earth 911 lists by state and county HHW facilities, collection details and collection event information. Obviously.com provides a recycling guide that provides a starting point for consumers in the USA and Canada searching the net for recycling information. The information is for regular folks with regular household quantities of materials to recycle. The goal is to help make recycling so easy and automatic that it blends into the flow of everyday life.
Locally, the Tri-County Health Department has valuable information about recycling on their web site @ www.tchd.org, and lists Round Up Days and information for what local jurisdictions are doing for household hazardous waste collection and recycling opportunities.
Arapahoe County and the City of Centennial utilize Waste Managment At Your Door Special Collection (http://www.wmatyourdoor.com) for their Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection service. If you live in unincorporated Arapahoe County or in the City of Centennial, Waste Managmement offers a standard door-to-door HHW collection program for the proper disposal and recycling of leftover household hazardous materials. With a professional collection like At Your Door Special Collection, the County and City can work towards maximizing the recycling of HHW. For example, all small batteries collected, including rechargeable, one-time-use, hearing aid and watch batteries, are actually recycled into new materials, with some of the metals used to make new batteries. Small battery collection by Waste Mangement is a true recycling program, where none of the batteries are landfilled. Check out the pdf (below) of the Waste Management At Your Door Special Collection Flyer that has information on how to use this service.
Other cities and towns in Arapahoe County also use Waste Managment At Your Door Special Collection for their collection service. These are indicated in the contact information provided for each jurisdiction on the Home page: click the "SPLASH Members" button, and scroll down to your location and check out hte details for their programs.
Additionally, if you have friends or relatives living in either Adams or Douglas counties, check out Tri County Health (www.tchd.org) for details on their HHW Round Up activities.
If you need the software to read these pdfs, please go to www.adobe.com and get a free Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website; load the free software and you'll be able to view the flyers.
Permittees: Southeast Metro Stormwater Authority (SEMSWA) including Centennial, Inverness WSD, and East Cherry Creek Valley WSD, Arapahoe County Water and Wastewater Authority (ACWWA); Arapahoe County; Englewood; Littleton; Glendale; Greenwood Village; Cherry Hills Village; Columbine Valley; E-470 Authority; Goldsmith Metro District; Cherry Creek State Park and Colorado Department of Transportation.
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