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Free recycling and disposal Saturday in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - If your spring cleaning left you with a lot of large or hazardous items that need to be tossed out, you've got your chance to get rid of your large waste for free Saturday in Colorado Springs.

The Clean Sweep Household Hazardous Waste event is taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and is free to all residents in El Paso and Teller counties.

It's going on at the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 3255 Akers Drive. (MAP)

The following items are accepted:

  • Electronics:  ANY SIZE TV or COMPUTER MONITOR, limited to three total per vehicle.  Computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, notebooks, ultra-books, netbooks, electronic tablets, DVD players, VCRs, radios, stereos, video game consoles, video display devices with viewing screens greater than 4” diagonally.
  • Paint and paint-related products (stains, strippers, thinners, varnishes, etc.)
  • Household chemicals (aerosols, ammonia, bleach, cleaners, lamp oil, etc.)
  • Lawn & garden chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, poisons, plant food, etc.)
  • Automotive chemicals (motor oil, antifreeze, brake & transmission fluids, waxes, bug/tar/vinyl/chrome/engine cleaners, etc.)
  • All types of batteries – lead-acid vehicle batteries and all types of household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, watch & hearing aid batteries)
  • Tires passenger and light truck (limit is nine {9} per vehicle).
  • Mattresses and box springs (limit four {4} total pieces per household).
  • Not Accepted:

Business waste, containers larger than 5-gallon, fluorescent bulbs & tubes, lab-grade chemicals, medicines, trash or recyclables, and unlabeled or leaking containers.


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