Vancouver — A series of collection events during the first week of October will give Clark County residents a chance to properly dispose of hazardous waste and learn more about it.
Common household hazardous waste includes paint, motor oil, batteries, pesticides and solvents. Those materials should not be placed in the garbage, or dumped into the ground, a storm drain, a septic tank or sewer.
The county will host a series of events in Vancouver next week to collect the following items:
• Mercury thermometers, unused prescriptions, hearing aids, cellphones and glasses: 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 4, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 N.E. 139th St.
• Mercury thermometers, unused prescriptions, hearing aids, cellphones and glasses: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, 400 N.E. Mother Joseph Place.
• Block foam, electronic waste and household hazardous waste: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, Clark County Public Works operations center, 4700 N.E. 78th St.
Hazardous materials can also be taken to any of Clark County’s three transfer stations at set times.