FREMONT – Keep Fremont Beautiful’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection is scheduled for Saturday.
Every year Keep Fremont Beautiful hosts the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for residents of Dodge County to bring household hazardous waste to their collection site at Christensen Field. Waste materials they can collect at the event include paint and paint-related materials, poisons, fertilizers, banned materials, pesticides, insecticides and other lawn materials, fluorescent tubes, lead acid batteries, and outdated or unwanted pharmaceuticals. Executive Director of Keep Fremont Beautiful, Cathi Sampson says these are items that can be found in any household, but need to be disposed in the correct manner.
“All of those things that you might find in your garage, or under your sink in the house. And they are things that need to be properly disposed of. And that can be costly for people,” said Sampson. “So this is an event that is free of charge. And you can come out and make sure that they are disposed of properly, and feel good that you’re not impacting the environment in a negative way.”
There are certain materials that cannot be accepted at the collection site. Those materials include sharps or needles, radioactive wastes, tires, appliances, or motor oil. They also cannot accept business hazardous waste. Every year the event is held at Christensen Field in Fremont, but Sampson says there is a small change in location this year.
“It’s still at Christensen Field. We’ve always had it at that site. However because of a large event in our usual location we will now be located at the far east outdoor horse arena of Christensen Field,” said Sampson. “People will come down Linden Street and they will enter at the west dog park. We will have REACT volunteers out there who will be guiding traffic. So it will be really easy to find.”
The Household Hazardous Waste Collection event will be on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Anyone with questions or concerns can call Keep Fremont Beautiful at (402) 941-6122 for more information.