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Final household hazardous waste collection dates announced
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 The Barton County Landfill, located at 350 NE 30 Road northwest of Great Bend, has listed its final household hazardous waste collection dates for the year. The service runs on the third Saturdays of the month from April through October and is for residential customers only from Barton, Pawnee and Ellsworth counties.

The dates include:

• Hoisington – 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 10, at the Hoisington City Shop, 160 S. Pine

• Larned – 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 at the Pawnee County Road and Bridge Shop, 11th and Trail in Larned

• Barton County – 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Barton County Landfill

However, anyone came call during the off season and make an appointment, Hathcock said.

Accepted are household herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, any gardening chemical, household cleaners, automotive cleaners or fluids, all paint related products, and all batteries. Hazardous waste from commercial businesses is not allowed. 

Not accepted are infectious waste, radioactive waste, laboratory chemicals, asbestos, explosives or empty or dry containers (these containers can be disposed of with regular trash).  

In addition, however, many of the chemicals collected can be picked up and recycled by all residents, homeowners and business owners alike. After his staff has determined what is safe and reusable, it will made available to the public for free. This includes paint – both interior and exterior grades – as well as cleaning, automotive and other chemical products. 

As a side note, personnel mix all the lighter-colored paints together.

For more information regarding recycling, household hazardous waste, or regular household waste, call the landfill at 620-793-1898.