A one-day Household Hazardous Waste Collection event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Garland County Fairgrounds, 4831 Malvern Road.
Household hazardous wastes are unused or leftover household products containing chemicals that are toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive. These products, such as paints, cleaners, oils and pesticides, can contain hazardous waste and should not be disposed of in household trash, poured down sinks, toilets or storm drains, or just dumped on the ground. Left stored improperly at home, they can be a hazard to children and cause fumes or fires. Tires will not be accepted during the event.
For information about this event or the city's Earth Angel Recycling Program, call the Hot Springs Solid Waste Department at 501-321-6911. Registration for the Earth Angel Recycling Program is available at http://www.cityhs.net/recycle-registration.
Last week, the Earth Angels of Hot Springs recycled:
243 pounds -- Aluminum cans.
69,240 pounds -- Commercial cardboard.
1,335 pounds -- Corrugated cardboard.
136 pounds -- Newspaper.
829 pounds -- Plastic grades No. 1 and No. 2
46,700 pounds -- Yard waste and C.A.P.S.
Last week, a total of 59.24 tons of recyclable materials were kept out of the landfill.
Today -- Hobson Avenue/Plain Street.
Monday -- Quail Creek Road/Lotus Loop.
Tuesday -- James Street/Millcreek Road.
Wednesday -- Park Avenue/Magnolia Street/Circle Drive.
Thursday -- Oaklawn Park/Pine Meadows.
Friday, Sept. 30 -- Whittington Avenue/Quapaw Avenue-Prospect Avenue.