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Household hazardous waste, community drop-off event today

Household hazardous waste, community drop-off event today


POSTED May 12, 2017 10:35 p.m.

Many household hazardous products can be found in homes, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, bug killers, solvents and drain cleaners. These products contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to people and the environment. Disposal of these products require special attention. Household hazardous products should never be poured on the ground, into gutters, or down storm drains.

Stanislaus County Department of Environmental Resources will be accepting household hazardous waste from 8 a.m. to noon at 901 S. Walnut Rd., Turlock. Stanislaus County also has a facility open every weekend that accepts hazardous waste from county residents. This collection is free of charge and provides an alternative to illegal dumping of hazardous waste.

Saturday’s event takes place in conjunction with the City of Turlock’s annual Take Pride in Turlock free disposal day, which is held at Turlock Scavenger at 1100 S. Walnut Rd. from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For questions about either event or on waste disposal options in general, contact the Municipal Services Department at 209-668-5590 or visit the City’s website at www.CityofTurlock.org. Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.

WATER CONSERVATION TIP #96

 

Repair irrigation system leaks: When was the last time you actually watched all the sprinklers in action? Are you sure there aren't any geysers coming out of your front yard? Tune up your irrigation system for efficiency. Inspect sprinkler systems regularly for breaks, leaks and correct timers. Check for water in the gutters or mud puddles. More than 50 percent of your water can be lost to leaks with older, out-of-repair systems.

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