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County collecting hazardous waste April 13

ROCKINGHAM — Do you have any old alkaline batteries or cans of latex paint that you need to get rid of?

If you hold on to them for another two weeks, you can take them down to the parking lot of the Richmond County Health Department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the county’s annual household hazardous waste and pesticide collection day on April 13.

There, county residents will be able to safely dispose of:

  • oil-based and latex paints and paint-related materials
  • alkaline, lead acid and rechargeable batteries
  • aerosols, household cleaners and drain openers, solvents and degreasers
  • fluorescent light tubes and light ballasts
  • thermostats and metallic mercury
  • acids
  • propane cylinders
  • oxidizers (pool chemicals)

Pesticides will be collected by the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


The Transfer Station on Walter Kelly Road is the only one of the county’s dump sites that will accept construction materials, tires and limbs.

For more information on what is accepted at each site, visit the solid waste/recycling section of the county’s website.


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