Hazardous Waste Collection - Saturday, October 18, 2008 for Wimberley, San Marcos, Kyle and Hays County
Drive-through Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, October 18th from 8 AM to 12 noon
Rain or shine!

San Marcos City Hall Parking Lot
630 E. Hopkins Street

Keeping Wimberley water clean

Have you ever realized you reached the end of a home improvement project, finished your own oil change, or done some master gardening, feeling rather proud, really, only to discover you have some yucky toxic chemicals on hand you no longer want or need? Tempted to dump them into the ground?

Fortunately, almost everyone knows that's a terrible idea... and illegal! Still, it's sometimes difficult to know what to do with these nasty waste products.

Hays County has four waste collection days scheduled to help us do the right thing.

The first occurs on Saturday, October 18th, when you are invited bring the toxic chemicals you no longer need and dispose of them safely. Taking advantage of this opportunity will not only help protect the total environment, but your health as well.

The drive-through Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, October 18 from 8 a.m. to noon will be conveniently located at the San Marcos City Hall parking lot, 630 E. Hopkins Street.
Location for hazardous waste disposal

Residents of Hays County are invited to drop off outdated toxic chemicals or any you don't plan to use during the collection. Please bring proof of residency (driver's license or utility bill). This is a drive-through event, so please do not exit your car.

Residents are asked to transport chemicals in the trunk and keep products in their original containers. If a container is broken, the contents should be placed in a container of the same material. Do not combine chemicals.

Materials that will be accepted include:

Cleaning products: drain cleaners, concentrates, degreasers, oven cleaners, solvents, polishes, pool chemicals, and household batteries.

Paint products: latex and oil based paints, spray paints, thinners, strippers, preservatives, brush cleaners, etc.

Gardening products: pesticides, sprays, dusts, weed killers, rat poisons, and insecticides.

Automotive products: antifreeze, batteries, motor oil, oil filters, brake fluids, and transmission fluids.

The collection cannot accept tires, containers larger than five gallons, medical wastes, empty containers, compressed gas cylinders or wastes generated by businesses.

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 512-393-8036.

Click here to download a flyer about this event.