Landfills sell mulch, take hazards

STAFF REPORTSAugust 16, 2012 

The two regional landfills in Merced County are more than just dumps. They sell wood chips and accept antifreeze, household/car batteries, used oil and latex paint materials from residents during regular operating hours at no cost. There is a charge and an appointment required for commercially-exempt, small-quantity generators.

Other household hazardous waste, such as automotive fluids, household/outdoor chemicals, and oil-based paint and wood stains are accepted at the landfills, but only during scheduled hazardous waste collection events. The landfill closest to Los Banos is at 17173 S. Billy Wright Road and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Visit www.merced or call Merced County Association of Governments at (209) 723-4481, ext. 5.

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