Two sites in the El Rancho business area will let Jefferson County residents drop off household hazardous wastes and hard-to-recycle items Sept. 27.
Evergreen Country Day School and Wal-Mart will accept the drop-offs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., said Mereth Meade, a member of the Evergreen Rotary Club’s Project Earth Committee. This is the first year for this all-purpose event.
Drop-offs are by appointment only at 303-316-6262. The event is limited to 250 appointments.
There will be a $20 co-pay for the school site (cash or check), and for that fee Jeffco residents may drop off up to 10 gallons of latex paint, 25 gallons of motor oil, five car batteries, five fluorescent light tubes and up to 75 pounds of oil-based paints, aerosols, batteries, fertilizers, pesticides, cleaners, anti-freeze and solvents (a full list is at www.rooneyroadrecycling.org).
Separate fees of $5 and $20, respectively, will permit the drop-off of propane camping cylinders and gas grill cylinders.
Smoke detectors, explosives, pharmaceutical waste and compressed-gas cylinders other than propane will not be accepted.
Recycling of scrap metal, tires, electronics and shredding of documents will be available at the Wal-Mart site (a full list is at www.wmrecylcing.com.) This service is free, but donations are welcome. Refrigerators will require a signed statement that Freon has been removed. Tanks will be accepted with valves and stems removed.
Drop-off fees for electronics at Wal-Mart range from $1 for a computer mouse or cable to $10 for a laptop or monitor. TVs are $1 per diagonal inch.
Evergreen Country Day School is on Swede Gulch Road; turn right after the four-way stop at the El Rancho/Swede Gulch intersection, continue east past Home Depot and turn right into the school’s parking lot.
Other sponsors of the drop-off day, in addition to Wal-Mart and Evergreen Country Day School, include the Rooney Road Recycling Center, Clean Harbors, GRX, Cintas, Snowy River, Western Metals, Big O Tires and the Evergreen Fire Protection District.
For more information, call 303-674-7001.