Latex paint can be cleaned up with water. Read the label if you aren't sure. Water will be listed as the first ingredient. Latex paint is not a hazardous waste. It can be disposed of in the regular garbage once the paint is dry. Paint will air dry if the lid is left off the can. However, if there is a large quantity remaining in the can, it will require a very long time to dry. You can speed up the process by stirring in clean kitty litter or pouring in shallow cardboard box. Not accepted at SEIRD recycling centers.
Laundry Detergent Boxes
Accepted at SEIRD recycling centers and by curbside recycling.
Lawn Mowers (Riding & Push)
Before disposing of any lawn mower, remove the gas and oil. Disposal of gas and oil is available to all District residents at SEIRD recycling centers. The mower itself can be considered scrap metal and can be taken to a metal recycler or to SEIRD centers.
Lead & Oil Based Paints
These are hazardous materials and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison or saved for special HHW collections at SEIRD county recycling centers.
Leaves and yard waste are banned from burning or placing in the trash. Please compost yard waste if possible. Some communities offer compost pickup. Mulching mowers can help get rid of the leaves and add nutrition to your lawn.
Disposal of Fluorescent Bulbs is free for residents. The fee for all businesses and organizations is $1 per bulb. Fluorescent bulbs, including compact fluorescent lights contain mercury are accepted at local SEIRD recycling centers. Do not break.
Light Bulbs (incandescent, non-fluorescent)
Unfortunately, not recyclable and must be placed in the garbage.
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison or saved for special HHW collections at SEIRD recycling centers.
This is a hazardous material and must be brought to the SEIRD processing center at the Jefferson Proving Grounds north of Madison or saved for special quarterly collections at SEIRD county recycling centers.
These batteries are typically found in digital cameras and laptop computers. They are a hazardous material. Accepted at SEIRD recycling centers. Do not throw away.
Many would welcome clean, reusable lumber. You might check with Habitat for Humanity, post a notice on a public bulletin board, or advertise it locally. You may also drop it off at the SEIRD Building Materials Reuse Center located in East Enterprise (Switzerland Co.) during normal business hours. Check with your trash hauler for options.
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