Monday, October 20, 2008

Chemical Dropoffs Scheduled in St. Louis County

For the eleventh year, the St. Louis County Department of Health is offering an environmentally safe alternative for disposal of chemicals through its fall household chemical collection events.

Drop-off events will be held on three Saturdays: Oct. 25, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15. All events run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. The events are free of charge and are open to all St. Louis County residents. Proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or tax bill, will be required. For more information about these events, call the Department of Health at 615-4130 or visit

Dates/LocationsAll events 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 25

South County Center — South of the Dillard’s and Sears stores (enter from Lemay Ferry Road, south of Lindbergh Blvd.)

Saturday, Nov. 8

St. Louis Community College- Florissant Valley (on Pershall Road just east of the I-270 and Elizabeth Avenue exit).

Saturday, Nov. 15

Westminster Christian Academy -Town and Country Campus, 800 Maryville Centre Drive (just south of Highway 40 off the Maryville Centre Drive exit).

County Accepts... Paints, stains, varnishes, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, gasoline and other fuels, solvents and strippers, aerosols, motor oil and filters, gas cylinders (barbecue-pit size or smaller), fluorescent tubes, rechargeable batteries, anti-freeze, brake and transmission fluids, pool chemicals and other acids and bases, car batteries, wood preservatives, driveway sealant, and items containing mercury (such as thermometers, thermostats, and mercuric salts).

Will Not Accept... Explosives and ammunition, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, medical waste, household trash, tires and other bulky items.

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