Each year during our Pinoleville Clean-Up we include an educational, outreach effort to help improve the event. Previously we’ve created waste sorting guides for compost, recyclables and trash, which have been helpful tools. This year we focused on hazardous materials like paint, batteries, oil, and light bulbs.
It’s easy to forget items like those mentioned need to be disposed of properly, which is where the guide below helps. The information comes from Waste Management and Mendo Recycle so your town or county might be a bit different. But the facts remain the same for many items. Things like old paint, batteries from your remotes and light bulbs are just a few of the items that are hazardous materials everywhere you go. Some hazardous materials in the guide below might surprise you like medications and old makeup.
Help increase your efforts in sorting hazardous materials with the information below. And if you live in Mendocino County and the Ukiah area, don’t forget about the free hazardous waste drop-off available. The HHW station at 3200 Taylor Drive in Ukiah is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and the second Saturday of each month 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m..