The El Paso County Environment Division will host Clean Sweep, a household hazardous waste disposal opportunity from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at North Gate entrance to the El Paso County Fairgrounds, 366 Tenth Street, Calhan. The event is FREE and open to residents of El Paso and Teller counties. Preregistration is required as disposal is by appointment only. Participants must present either a paper or electronic version of the ticket.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/11104226259
The following items will be accepted:
Electronics: Televisions and computer monitors, but limited to only three total per vehicle. Computers, printers, fax machines, laptops, notebooks, ultra-books, net books, electronic tablets, DVD players, VCRs, radios, stereos, video game consoles, video display devices with viewing screens greater than 4” diagonally
Paint and paint-related products (stains, strippers, thinners, varnishes, etc.)
Household chemicals, (aerosols, ammonia, bleach, cleaners, lamp oil, etc.)
Lawn & garden chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, poisons, plant food, etc.)
Automotive chemicals (motor oil [10 gallon limit], antifreeze, brake & transmission fluids, waxes, bug/tar/vinyl/chrome/engine cleaners, etc.)
All types of batteries – lead-acid vehicle batteries and all types of household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, watch & hearing aid batteries)
Light truck and passenger tires will be accepted, limited to nine (9) per vehicle.
- Business waste
- Containers larger than 5-gallons, fluorescent bulbs & tubes, lab-grade chemicals, mattresses, medicines, trash or recyclables, and unlabeled or leaking containers.
- Any unacceptable items may be rejected.
For additional information, call El Paso County at 520-7878.
Though Clean Sweep is FREE,, donations will be accepted for the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado Scholarship Fund, which provides resources to deserving students. Cash, check, credit cards accepted.