Household Hazardous Waste Collection Totals

46,266 pounds of waste was collected during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day held on Oct. 15. Of the total collection, 42,625 pounds was hazardous waste materials and 3,641 was paper.

For more information on trash and recycling, please visit: http://www.cityofcapegirardeau.org/solidwaste

Collection estimates:

Basic Corrosive – 400 lbs
Acidic Corrosive – 400 lbs
Aerosol Cans – 1200 lbs
Paint related in Cans – 22,000 lbs
Flammable Liquids – 1,200 lbs
Mercury Devices – 5 lbs
Pesticide/Herbicide Liquids – 1,600 lbs
Pesticide/Herbicide Solids – 800 lbs
Oxidizer Liquids – 400 lbs
Latex Paints – 12,000 lbs
Fluorescent Bulbs – 2,575 lbs
HID/CFL Lamps – 25 lbs
Calcium Carbide – 5 lbs
Methanolic Potassium Hydroxide – 10 lbs
Mercurous Choloride – 5 lbs

Used Antifreeze – 110 gallons
Used Oil – 400 gallons