Hazardous waste collection extending hours

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Beginning this Saturday, the El Paso County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility, 3255 Akers Drive, will accept drop offs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month.The facility’s regular hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Last year more than 10,000 residents recycled more than 214,000 pounds of electronics waste and 68,000 gallons of paint. They dropped off 7,900 gallons of motor oil, 6,700 pounds of household batteries, 2,800 mercury vapor lights and 1,600 gallons of antifreeze.

The facility accepts lawn and garden chemicals, household cleaning items, automotive products, ammunition and electronics.