The District Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its
fall household hazardous waste and electronics recycling drop-off Saturday,
October 28, 2006, from 8 am to 3 pm at the District's newly renovated Trash
Transfer Station at 3200 Benning Road, NE. This service is free and open to all
Household hazards include old cleaning and gardening chemicals, pesticides and
poisons, acids, varnish, oil-based paints, solvents, aerosols, wood
preservatives, spent batteries of all kinds, roofing tar, chemistry sets,
automotive fluids, and even asbestos floor tiles.
DPW will also have an electronics recycling station to receive end-of-life
televisions, office and audio equipment, computers, computer parts and
accessories. All computer monitors and TV screens must be intact, not cracked,
punctured or shattered. During processing, the electronics are broken down into
component parts, precious as well as toxic metals are extracted, and then the
various materials are recycled or disposed of safely.
Legalese: Of course, we at Best of Washington DC T-shirts and Gifts are not affiliated with DPW. This information is posted as a public service.