Rowan County to host special recycling event

Rowan County Cooperative Extension Director Amy-Lynn Albertson sorts pesticides and herbicides...
Rowan County Cooperative Extension Director Amy-Lynn Albertson sorts pesticides and herbicides for proper disposal.(Rowan County)
Published: Sep. 13, 2022 at 3:43 PM EDT
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ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Rowan County is hosting a community Special Waste Disposal Day on Wednesday, October 12, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rowan County Recycling Processing Center located at 1102 N. Long Street Extension, East Spencer.

This event is free to the Rowan County public and is intended for the proper disposal of This event is free to the Rowan County public and is intended for the proper disposal of items not appropriately disposed of in your household garbage.

Items such as outdated or unused medications, household chemicals and cleaners, automotive fluids, pesticides, and herbicides will be accepted.

Acceptable Items

Items to be accepted at this event include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, solvents, thinners, corrosives, cleaners, pool chemicals, liquid paints, varnishes, aerosol cans, batteries (rechargeable or automotive), propane-helium-fire extinguisher- and oxygen tanks, fluorescent bulbs, car tires (limit 5/household no rims), eyeglasses, hearing aids, toner cartridges, and appliances. Chemical products must be in the original containers with the original label. The maximum amount of dry material that may be dropped off is 200 pounds and/or 10 gallons of liquid with no container larger than 5 gallons. The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office will be on-site to collect outdated prescription and non-prescription medications.

For a full list of acceptable materials, please call the Rowan County Department of Environmental Management at 704-216-8589.

Non-Acceptable Items

Items not accepted include lab reagents, explosives, radioactive materials and asbestos. Unknown or unidentified items will not be accepted.

This event is for household quantities only - businesses must contract privately for proper disposal of special waste materials.

Sponsors

This is a project sponsored by the Rowan County Department of Environmental Management in affiliation with the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, NCDA and Cooperative Extension Services. For further information, please call the Rowan County Recycling Processing Center at 704-216-8589.