Stories tagged with: household hazardous waste collection day

July 26, 2016 - 6:47pm
4 weeks 20 hours ago

 ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Officials are encouraging Muskingum County residents to dispose of unwanted household hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally conscious way at an upcoming collection event.

The bi-annual event is sponsored by Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District and the City of Zanesville in order to help properly recycle things that may be dangerous to dispose of in a dumpster and/or the waste water system.

"The safety...

July 30, 2014 - 4:08pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

When we think of hazardous waste, things like oil, batteries and rat poison may not immediately pop into our minds...But they can still cause problems if not properly disposed.

That's why the City of Zanesville, Muskingum County Commissioners, and the Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District have partnered up to host a household hazardous waste collection day.

"This is for, like I said, the paints, any old gasolines, and certainly if you have any old mercury...

July 19, 2012 - 4:49pm
4 years 5 weeks ago

If you've been waiting to clean out your basement or garage, there's a way to get rid of some junk that's too toxic to put in the trash.

Muskingum County is holding a household hazardous waste collection day.  Public Service Director Mike Sims said the event helps protect the environment.

"You have leachate material coming out of the landfills, and if it's any type of hazardous waste or pesticide, it could get into the receiving streams and cause additional pollution,...

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