Household Hazardous Waste
Management of Liquid Paint
The Authority would like to inform everyone on the proper disposal and management of household paints. However we will not be accepting household paints. Therefore we would like to inform everyone on the proper disposal and management of household paints.
The Clinton County Solid Waste Authority's recycling facility in McElhattan will be accepting antifreeze for recycling. This service is restricted to Clinton County "do-it-yourselfers" and is not intended for service stations, garages, etc.
We would like to stress that antifreeze is a highly toxic substance that contains heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and chromium in high enough levels to be considered a hazardous waste and therefore should not be disposed of in the garbage, sewer systems, storm drains, ditches or septic systems. Antifreeze is also highly toxic to people, pets and wildlife. Disposing of antifreeze in the wrong way can result in fines up to $25,000.
So we are asking you to do the right thing for the environment and recycle your used antifreeze. Uncontaminated antifreeze, i.e., cannot be mixed with oil or similar substance, can be dropped off in sturdy plastic containers at the Authority's recycling center at 337 Pine Mountain Road in McElhattan during normal business hours, M-F 7:00 to 4:00, Sat 7:00 to Noon. For questions about our new antifreeze recycling program please feel free to contact us.
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