View Full Version : Where can I take trash?
04-25-2005, 09:21 AM
Where is a landfill where I can haul some trash (drywall, boards, etc, from tearing out yucky parts of my basement walls)? Do I have to call there first?
04-25-2005, 12:55 PM
The Jefferson County landfill is past the county fairgrounds. It is open business hours and on Saturday. You don't need to call ahead.
04-25-2005, 01:26 PM
FYI, the way they charge is by weighing you vehicle going in and out. This means if you have wall board that is soaking wet you pay more, so it may be a good idea let it dry out first or store stuff outside under a tarp until you are ready to make the trip.
07-24-2005, 04:01 PM
Does anyone know if they take things like cans of old paint or cans of old gasoline?
When we moved in a couple years ago I called them about all the old spray paint cans and various bottles of who knows what. Their only suggestion was that some of their people might be able to use the old spray paint on their cars!
We ended up hauling a couple van loads of this stuff down to Montgomery County where they have a hazardous waste free day once a month. But you have to show a MC address on your MD driver's license to get in.
Later I tried calling around about old gas. Seems local repair shops are _supposed_ to collect it. But I called several around Charles Town and turned up nothing but bemused conversation. I've since taken to burning it in dilute quantities in my oldest car.
07-24-2005, 06:16 PM
Waste Management will take cans with dried paint in it. So leave the lid off for a couple weeks, then put it in a trashbag along with the rest of your garbage. Most car dealers and gas stations are required to take old oil (but can charge a fee.) You can always mix the gas with some oil and see if you get a better response asking about oil.
Many garages store the used oil to use in special oil furnaces to get free winter heat. Mixing gas with the used oil would have disasterous results.
A farmer or developer doing a brush burn could use the old gas.
Otherwise, the only option is to pour small amounts in a shallow pan in a safe area and allow it to evaporate. Whatever you do, do not spread on the ground since this will result in benzene and other carcinogens moving into our groundwater.
07-25-2005, 09:47 AM
I think Loudou Co. dump has a place before the station where you have to pay to dump oil and other hazordouse materials.
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