Summit County residents are encouraged to drop household hazardous waste materials off at Canyons on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Recycle Utah and Park City Sunrise Rotary Club are sponsoring the free event, which will take place in Canyons' parking lot, located at 4000 Canyons Resort Drive.

Only residential waste will be accepted; no construction or business waste.

"When this type of thing ends up in the landfill, it eventually seeps into the groundwater and contaminates our lakes, rivers and streams," said Insa Riepen, Recycle Utah Executive Director. "Not only does it affect the population of Summit County in our culinary waters, but the fish, birds and other wildlife are dangerously exposed to many terrible contaminants."

For more information contact Recycle Utah at 435-649-9698 or visit www.recycleutah.org .

Accepted hazardous waste

  • pharmaceuticals

  • paint, varnishes and solvents

  • automotive fluids, such as motor oil and antifreeze

  • car batteries

  • gasoline

  • household cleaners and bleach

  • fertilizers and pesticides

  • rechargeable batteries

  • pool and spa chemicals

  • propane and gas fuel cylinders

  • compact fluorescent bulbs

  • refrigerators and freezers

  • electronic waste

  • items containing mercury, such as thermometers and smoke detectors