The annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) mobile collection for Franklin County residents, hosted by SWACO, is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave. Find a detailed list of accepted items on the SWACO website that includes gasoline, lighter fluid, thinners, pool chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks under 20 pounds, all types of batteries and corrosives such as drain cleaners.
Oil-based and spray paint only will be accepted. Latex and other water-based paint can be disposed with your regular trash after drying it by adding paint hardeners, cat litter or sawdust and leaving the lid off. A $1 fee, per can, will be charged for any water-based paint dropped off at the event.
Franklin County residents can also take advantage of SWACO’s permanent HHW collection site at 645 East 8th Ave. in Columbus (the corner of East 8th and Essex avenues) open Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays.
Visit the SWACO website for additional information and hours of operation.