Have you ever realized you reached the end of a
home improvement project, finished your own oil change, or done
some master gardening, feeling rather proud, really, only to
discover you have some yucky toxic chemicals on hand you no
longer want or need? Tempted to dump them into the ground?
Fortunately, almost everyone knows that's a
terrible idea... and illegal! Still, it's sometimes difficult to
know what to do with these nasty waste products.
Hays County and the City of San Marcos are now
making it easy for us to do the right thing.
On Saturday, April 30th, you are invited bring
your toxic chemicals you no longer need and dispose of them
safely. This opportunity, sponsored by the City of San Marcos
and Hays County, Texas, will help protect the environment and
Transport chemicals in trunk of car (or bed
Keep products in original containers
If broken or leaking, place in another
container of like material
Do not combine chemicals! This may result in
a very unpleasant surprise.
Cleaning Products: Drain cleaners,
concentrates, degreasers, oven cleaners, solvents,
polishers, pool chemicals, household batteries
Paint Products: Latex and oil-based paints,
spray paints, thinners, strippers, preservatives, brush
Gardening Products: Pesticides,
sprays/dusts, weed killers, rat poisons, insecticides, etc.
Automotive Products: Antifreeze, batteries,
motor oil and oil filters, brake fluids, transmission fluid,
Not accepted are:
This event is free to all residents of Hays
county and the City of San Marcos, but you must provide proof of
Waste collection location is at City Hall
parking lot in San Marcos at 630 East Hopkins (see map below).
here for a printable flyer
Sheet from the University of Wisconsin
County Environmental Health Department