The Village of Riverside and Flood Brothers are partnering to help residents dispose of household hazards on Saturday, May 8. The household hazards disposal and recycling event will be held at the Riverside Public Works Facility, 3860 Columbus Boulevard, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Proof of residency is required and there will be a limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds per household. There is also a limit of 10 fluorescent bulbs per household and no business waste will be accepted. Please do not mix waste streams.
The following items will be accepted:
Acids, adhesives, aerosol products, antifreeze, auto fluids, ballasts (PCB), batteries (sump, power tool & household sizes - NO automotive/lead-acid batteries), blacktop sealer (oil based), cleaning products, cooking oil, corrosives, drain cleaners, fluorescent bulbs (limit 10), gasoline and oil/gas mixtures, HID lightbulbs (headlight bulbs), lawn chemicals, mercury-containing devices (thermostats, thermometers), motor oil, oil base paints, stains and varnishes (no latex), paint thinners, pesticides, poisons, herbicides, insecticides, pool chemicals.
The following items will not be accepted:
Latex paint (not hazardous and can safely be dried and discarded as trash), acetylene cylinders, agricultural wastes (anything use in a commercial application to grow something that will be sold), ammunition, explosives or fireworks, biological and medical wastes (biohazards), business and commercial sector wastes, farm marchinery oil, fire extinguishers, foam cylinders (Part A/Part B), institutional wastes, lead-acid (auto) batteries, MAPP gases, oxygen tanks, pharmaceuticals (controlled substances), propane tanks, radioactive material, smoke detectors, syringes/needles.
While you're dropping off your household hazards, avail yourself of the textile recycling drop off box, recycle your unwanted electronics and pick up some mulch for your garden.
Clean, clothes, shoes and household textiles in reusable condition including tablecloths, towels, bedding, blankets, bedspreads can be dropped off. Textiles must be clean and dry and contained in plastic bags. A sturdy bag protects textiles from dirt and simplifies handling.
The following electronic devices can be recycled:
Cable Receivers, Computers (Laptop, Notebook, Netbook, Tablet), Digital Converter Boxes, Digital Video Disc Players, Digital Video Disc Recorders, Electronic Keyboards, Electronic Mice, Facsimile Machines, Monitors, Portable Digital Music Players, Printers, Satellite Receivers, Scanners, Small Scale Servers, Televisions, Video Game Consoles, Videocassette Recorders.
The Department of Public Works has a large mulch pile and mulch is free to residents.