New place to get rid of hazardous waste in Butler County

Automotive fluids, pool chemicals, paint, propane cylinders and household cleaners are among the many items that Butler County residents can drop off weekly at a new location in Monroe. STAFF FILE/2013

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Automotive fluids, pool chemicals, paint, propane cylinders and household cleaners are among the many items that Butler County residents can drop off weekly at a new location in Monroe. STAFF FILE/2013

Butler County residents have a weekly opportunity to legally get rid of household hazardous waste.

A hazardous waste drop-off location is open from 2 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at a new location, 175 Westheimer Drive, Monroe, which is off Ohio 63.

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“We feel like it’s a really important service to help people manage material that doesn’t belong in a landfill, or discarded in a back yard or a storm drain,” said said Anne Fiehrer Flaig, director of the Butler County Recycling and Solid Waste District. “We want people to bring it to us, as a way to protect the environment and public health.”

Here are items that can be dropped off:

  • Automotive fluids — motor oil, gasoline, antifreeze, transmission fluid

  • Fluorescent bulbs — all sizes accepted
  • Batteries — auto, lead acid, lithium, NiCad (rechargeable), alkaline and mercury
  • Lawn and garden chemicals (pesticides, herbicides)
  • Solvents, turpentine, wood preservatives
  • Kerosene, lighter fluid
  • Propane cylinders (grill size and smaller), fire extinguishers
  • Oxygen tanks
  • Roof coating and driveway sealer
  • Mercury-containing devices
  • Pool chemicals
  • Household cleaners (bleach, ammonia, carpet cleaner, oven cleaners)
  • Oil-based paints, and paint-related products such as paint thinner, primer, stain, varnish, shellac.

NOTE: Latex paints will not be accepted at the drop off. Residents can manage latex paint as part of their household trash by air drying paint using kitty litter, sand or sawdust.

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