Recycle and Donate Household Items on May 20
Free Event with EPC Household Hazardous Waste, Goodwill & Salvation Army
El Paso County, CO, May 12, 2015 – El Paso County and Honeywell are partnering to sponsor an “Earth Day in May” event for local residents to properly dispose of household hazardous waste items, and to donate gently used items to Goodwill and Salvation Army. This free event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, in Honeywell’s upper back parking lot at 1110 Bayfield Drive in Colorado Springs (near Quail Lake and World Arena).
El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste will accept the following for recycling and/or proper disposal:
Paint and paint-related products: stains, strippers, thinners, varnishes, etc.
Household chemicals: aerosols, ammonia, bleach, cleaners, lamp oil, etc.
Lawn & garden chemicals: fertilizers, pesticides, poisons, plant food, etc.
Automotive chemicals: antifreeze, brake & transmission fluids, waxes, bug/tar/vinyl/chrome/engine cleaners, etc.
Batteries: lead-acid vehicle batteries and all types of household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, watch & hearing aid batteries)
Electronic and TVs (any size)
Not Being Accepted: business waste, fluorescent lights, medicine, or tires.
Hazardous waste must be in labeled, non-leaking containers that can be left at the site.
Goodwill and Salvation Army will accept the following items for donation:
Appliances (large): air conditioners, furnaces, water heaters, etc.
Appliances (small): coffee makers, food processors, microwave ovens, toasters, etc.
Beds (mattresses & box springs)
Bikes & strollers
Christmas ornaments & lights
Clothing & shoes
Fencing & fence posts
Furniture (small size only)
Metals (aluminum cans, copper, brass, power cords)
Sinks & bathtubs
If you have questions, call El Paso County’s Environmental Division at 520-7871.