Safely dispose of common household chemicals on Saturday, May 5

There will be a collection of hazardous household waste in the parking lot of the North Park swimming pool on Pearce Mill Road in Allison Park on Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Items accepted include aerosol cans, automotive fluids (motor oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, brake fluid), batteries, chemistry sets, compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs), gasoline and kerosene, household cleaners (ammonia, drain openers, acid cleaners, oven cleaners), mercury, paint products (latex, oil based, alkyd based), arts/crafts chemicals, rust preservatives, creosote, water sealers, paint thinners, furniture strippers, pesticides /herbicides (rodent killers, insecticides, weed killers, mothballs, fertilizer), photo chemicals, and pool chemicals.

Items they do NOT accept include ammunition, appliances, bulk waste, commercial and industrial waste, compressed gas cylinders (including propane tanks), drugs, explosives, flares, fluorescent tubes, leaking containers, medical waste (including needles), PCBs and dioxin, radioactive materials (including smoke detectors), and tires.

For more information, here’s the flier for the event, and here’s the link to the Pennsylvania Resources Council’s ZeroWaste Pittsburgh event page.