Happy Friday the 13th everyone!
It has finally stopped raining her in Colorado, thank goodness and we are starting to dry out. On my personal facebook page I posted some pictures of my backyard, our bottom patio flooded and we had water up against the house and our sliding glass doors. We also had some water in our garage. I guess it is a good thing that I don't throw out old towels. I keep them just for this reason, to clean up messes. Luckily we didn't have any water in the house.
Today the hubby and I gathered all our old paint, lighter fluid, batteries and chlorine. We took them to the El Paso County Household Chemical Waste Facility.
They are open Monday-Friday till 5pm and every 2nd Saturday 9-1.
They take anything you have that is marked 'caution'; 'hazardous'; 'flammable'; keep out of reach of children'; or 'harmful or fatal if swallowed' to name a few. They even take motor oil, batteries and anti-freeze. They also take paint but only if it has an inch of paint in the can. Otherwise they ask that you dry the paint in the can out and you can dispose of the dry paint in a landfill.
Outside the facility they have quite a few dumpsters where you can take Styrofoam, pottery, porcelain - including old toilets, sinks etc. and even plastic bags. They also take TV's but only small ones and old computers.
Their website has more detailed information for you.
I felt really good about gathering all our old kerosene and paint and taking it to a place where it would be properly disposed of. Keeping toxic things out of our landfills is important.
Here is the facilities website.
Do something good for your environment recycle your household hazardous waste, it is FREE and easy.