CLEARFIELD – Residents of Clearfield County can safely dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics.
At Tuesday’s Clearfield County Commissioners’ meeting, Solid Waste Authority Director Jodi Brennan announced the disposal event will be held Sept. 14.
Brennan said the CCSWA will be collecting televisions and computer monitors, computer towers, keyboards and speakers, printers, copiers, fax machines and scanners.
Audio and video equipment, DVD/VCR players, telephones and answering machines, oil-based paints and stains, paint thinner, house cleaners, car care products, pesticides and swimming pool cleaners, gas, kerosene and diesel fuel, propane tanks and compressed gas cylinders, florescent lamps, batteries and antifreeze will also be collected.
Brennan said there is a charge for the disposal, which is something she has been fighting to change. She said the law requires that the vendor responsible for disposing the products has to pay for the disposal.
She said it is unfortunate, because the cost of some of the items can be prohibitive and some residents may not want to pay it. She said while the recycling programs are very successful, there are still a lot of residents who are dumping these items in rural areas.
She said those with items they need to dispose of are asked to pre-register for the event by calling 1-866-815-0016 or online at www.ecsr.net.
Cost for televisions, monitors, computer towers and other equipment is 60 cents per pound; household waste is 78 cents per pound; other electronic waste is 40 cents per pound and fluorescent bulbs and batteries are $1.48 per pound.
Also, at the meeting, the commissioners voted to approve:
- A copier agreement with Doing Better Business.
- Hiring Katelyn Ecke, adult probation officer, effective Aug. 20, and Cynthia Puit, secretary III in Domestic Relations, effective Sept. 3.
- Transferring Greg Hallstrom II from temporary full-time corrections officer to part-time corrections officer at the jail, effective Aug.23.
- The separation/resignation of Taylor Jersey, part-time corrections officer at the jail, effective Aug. 20; Nathan Lash, part-time community service interne in the probation office, effective Aug. 9, and Elizabeth Frailey, CYS Caseworker, effective Sept. 3.