Mayor Cyril Kleem
The City of Berea is again sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 at the Berea Service Garage, 400 Barrett Road.
This is a great opportunity for homeowners to get rid of dangerous chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers and paint without harming the environment.
Service Department workers will collect the hazardous waste, sort it and take it to the Solid Waste District for disposal. This keeps these substances out of the landfill and out of local water sources. Pouring hazardous chemicals down the drain pollutes lakes and streams, making it that much harder to purify our drinking water supply. Depositing hazardous waste with the Solid Waste District also saves the city money in landfill tipping fees. The less we deposit in the landfill, the lower our trash costs.
The Berea Service Garage will collect hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on both days. Here is what is acceptable:
Oil or solvent-based paint, sealers, primers or coatings (aerosol or liquid), varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs, paint thinner, mineral spirits, turpentine, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, caustic household cleaners, pool chemicals, automotive fluids, motor oil, car batteries, adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer, kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid, mercury fluorescent bulbs (6 feet maximum length).
A complete list of what is acceptable and what is not acceptable is in the September issue of The Berean and on the main page of this web site.
Any questions, please call the Service Garage at (440) 826-5853.