Friday, May 6, 2016

Household Chemical Roundup

Tri-County Health and the Town of Parker will hold a Household Chemical Roundup on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Parker Joint Services Center (17801 E. Plaza Drive).

This event is open to all Douglas County residents; participants are asked to bring proof of residency, such as a driver’s license, and $25 per vehicle to offset the high cost of hazardous waste disposal. To decrease wait time at the event, residents are encouraged to register in advance at

As a reminder, dumping of any waste into the storm drainage systems is considered an illicit discharge and a Municipal Code violation. Please do your part by disposing of waste properly and protecting the environment.

House and garden chemicals
Passenger vehicle and pickup truck tires removed from rims
Paint and paint products*
Automotive fluids         
Propane tanks
Vehicle and household batteries
Items containing mercury
Fluorescent light bulbs, including CFLs
Fire extinguishers

Business waste
Radioactive waste
Smoke detectors
Electronics of any kind
Scrap metal
Oil drums

*Latex paint can be safely disposed of in regular household garbage IF it is completely dried out. To dry out latex paint, mix kitty litter, sand, sawdust, dirt or any other absorbent material with the wet paint and allow it to dry in an area inaccessible to children and pets. Also visit to find retail stores where paint can be dropped off for disposal any time of the year.