Sunday, May 22, 2022

Water District: Remember to properly dispose of hazardous waste

The Upper Trinity Regional Water District reminds residents to properly dispose of household hazardous waste.

Paint, cleaning compounds, insecticides, oil, batteries and light bulbs can be a threat to our health and the environment if not properly discarded, according to the District.

Pouring any of these products down the drain or dumping in the trash could contaminate the water in our streams and lakes — the sources of our drinking water.

The following common household items do not belong down the drain or in the garbage:

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Batteries (car and household)
  • Craft Chemicals
  • Hobby Chemicals
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fertilizers
  • Household Cleaners
  • Motor Oil
  • Oil Filters
  • Oil Based Paints/Stains/Varnishes
  • Pesticides

How do you dispose of these unwanted items? Check your city’s or utility’s website. Some provide
curbside pickup and others provide collection events.

Mobile collection events are scheduled in Bartonville on April 13 and Lantana on April 24. Residents of these communities are eligible to bring their unwanted household hazardous waste to the event on their respective day for proper disposal.

Upper Trinity Regional Water District also provides several disposal alternatives. For more information on Upper Trinity’s program, or to check out a full list of household wastes, click here.

Upper Trinity is a regional water district created by the Texas Legislature in 1989 for the benefit of cities and utilities in the Denton County area.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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