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Cleanways will collect hazardous waste at WCCC

| Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, 8:55 p.m.

Westmoreland Cleanways' annual household hazardous waste collection will be held on Oct. 5 at Westmoreland County Community College.

The collection at 145 Pavilion Lane near Youngwood will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Items to be accepted include aerosol cans, automotive fluids, drain cleaners, fertilizers, old gasoline and fuel mixes, insecticides, oil-based paints, lacquers, mineral spirits, pesticides, pool chemicals, metal polishes, old chemistry sets, wood preservatives, fluorescent tubes and more.

Automobile and light truck tires will be collected at a cost of $1.75 per tire off rim or $2.75 per tire on rim. Fees vary for tractor and tractor-trailer tires. Freon-containing appliances will be collected at $20 per unit.

Homeowners can dispose of vehicle and household batteries, electronics and ink cartridges.

As much material as possible will be recycled.

Excluded materials include explosives, ammunition, radioactive waste, medicines, medical waste, smoke alarms, fire extinguishers or any substance regulated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

No fee is charged for members of Westmoreland Cleanways, residents of sponsoring municipalities and employees of sponsoring corporations.

Municipal sponsors include Adamsburg Borough, the City of Greensburg, Hempfield Township, New Stanton Borough, South Greensburg Borough, Southwest Greensburg Borough and Youngwood Borough.

Other individuals may be charged up to $40, depending on the quantity of material to be disposed.

All oil-based and alkyd paints, thinners and other solvents will be accepted. Latex, or water-based, paint can be safely disposed at home by drying it.

For the proper method of disposing of latex paint, a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable material, and a list of sponsors, visit www.westmorelandcleanways.org or call 724-836-4129.

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