County to hold household hazardous waste event

County to hold household hazardous waste event

Caldwell County will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Event on Saturday, May 21, from 9  a.m. until 1 p.m. at STAT, Inc., 2550 Hickory Boulevard, Lenoir. 

This free one-day event gives Caldwell County residents the opportunity to dispose of household  hazardous waste, pesticides, and unwanted medications. They can also bring documents that need to  be shredded. 

“We hope people will take advantage of this event to properly dispose of items that we do not accept  at our convenience sites,” said Public Facilities Director Bryan Davis. 

Certified companies, who will ensure proper handling and disposal of the waste collected, will be on  site accepting items such as: household cleaners, paint products, automotive products, pesticides,  fertilizers, kerosene, batteries, pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, and fluorescent tubes. Electronics  will not be accepted because those items can be disposed of at any Caldwell County Convenience site. 

In addition to household hazardous waste, the Register of Deeds will also offer free shredding and the  Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office will take unwanted medications and prescription drugs. 

“Thanks to the support of our partners, we are able to provide these services at no cost to county  residents,” said Davis. 

For more information about the event, which is co-sponsored by NCDA&CS, Caldwell County Register  of Deeds, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, visit

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