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Household Haz Waste Days returns Saturday

Hazardous Waste
Posted at 4:00 PM, Sep 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-20 18:00:52-04

MISSOULA — Missoula is once again helping residents get rid of their toxic materials.

The Household Haz Waste Days event will be held on Saturday and is hosted by the Missoula Valley Water Quality District.

Lines of cars line up to get rid of their paints, batteries, and pesticides. The event has been happening since 1993.

Hydrogeologist Elena Evans says sometimes people throw their toxic products away or dump them down the drain.

"That would then negatively impact our waste water treatment system and could potentially also impact ground water if someone's on a septic,” Evans said.

“So, this is an event that helps us keep our water and land clean and free of hazardous waste," she added.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Missoula City Shops, located at 1305 Scott Street.

You can bring oil-based paints, paint thinner, gasoline, fertilizer and other household products for free.

Some items require a fee, and some will not be accepted. Click here for more information about the event.