Chemical Roundup set for Sept. 21
The primary pollution that gets into our creeks comes from several locations - oil dripping from cars, excess fertilizer from lawns and unwanted household chemicals poured down the stormdrain. Only rain should be going in the stormdrain as it leads directly to our waterways and creeks, untreated. To help prevent chemicals from polluting our water, Tri-County Health Department holds Household Chemical Roundups in Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties.
The Household Chemical Roundup is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at Castle Rock Water, 175 Kellogg Court. A $25 contribution per vehicle is requested to offset the high cost of hazardous waste disposal.
Last year, the roundup events properly disposed of 398,518 pounds of hazardous waste such as gasoline, degreasers, cleaning compounds, garden chemicals, tires, batteries, light bulbs, and oil-based paint! Remember, you can dispose of dried latex (water-based paint) in the trash, or take left-over paint to any PaintCare.com location (like Sherwin Williams) where it is usually donated and reused.