Citywide hazardous waste collection day is July 8

Perham's household hazardous waste collection day is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at the Perham City Garage.

"We will have a drive-through set up so when they drive in city workers will unload the items from the vehicles and help move them into the trailer where the county workers sort the items and put them in their own bin on the trailer," Perham's Public Works Director Jeremie Schossow said.

Schossow said that it does not matter how items are brought to the garage, they will help with unloading and sorting the hazardous waste items.

Household hazardous waste items that will be acceptable on July 8 include:

  • Antifreeze
  • Battery acid
  • Brake fluid
  • Carburetor cleaner
  • Car wax and polish
  • Fuels
  • Gasoline
  • Leather cleaners
  • Used oil and filters
  • Adhesives
  • Caulking
  • Concrete cleaner
  • Crack fillers and putty
  • Driveway Sealer
  • Latex paint
  • Oil-based paint
  • Paint remover and thinner
  • Roofing tar
  • Solvents
  • Stain and varnish
  • Turpentine
  • Wallpaper paste
  • Wood preservative
  • Aerosols
  • Batteries, buttons and rechargeable batteries
  • Drain cleaner
  • Furniture polish
  • Mothballs
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Metal polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Oven cleaners
  • Spot removers
  • Window cleaners
  • Fluorescent light tubes and blues (maximum of 10 per household)
  • Sharps in puncture-resistant containers
  • Bug spray
  • Charcoal lighter fluids
  • Fertilizer
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Rodent bait

The Perham City Garage is at 802 Sixth St. NE.

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