Spring Cleaning? Here's how to safely dispose of that household hazardous waste

(Teton County, Wyo.) - Last week, Teton County Integrated Solid Waste and Recycling (ISWR) announced the 2016 season of household hazardous waste collection. Household hazardous waste includes all products that are flammable, toxic, corrosive and reactive. Examples include oil-based stains and paints, paint thinner, motor oil, pesticides/herbicides, cleaning products, fuels, etc. Why is it important to dispose of this waste properly? - Hazardous substances poured into household drains and toilets go into the sewage treatment process, eventually impacting waterways, fish and wildlife. - Substances poured onto soil and streets, or into storm drains, are carried to our streams, causing harm to our environment, fish and wildlife. - Hazardous wastes that reach our landfills can leach into soil and pollute groundwater. - Throwing hazardous waste into the garbage can threaten sanitation workers, who can be injured by acids, fires and explosions.Hazardous materials are prohibited from disposal at the Trash Transfer Station. Teton County ISWR offers safe disposal for these materials on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from the beginning of April to the end of October. Collection dates for the 2016 season are on the following Tuesdays: - April 5 and 19 - May 3 and 17 - June 7 and 21 - July 5 and 19 - August 2 and 16 - September 6 and 20 - October 4, 18 and 25 ISWR accepts waste by appointment only. Appointments can be made over the phone at (307) 733-7678 or online at . The collection facility is located just south of the Recycling Center at 3270 S. Adams Canyon Road. *Feature Photo: h/t Pixabay / Pitchengine Communities * #buckrail #news