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Posted on: April 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Spring Clean Up Dates Scheduled

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Mark your calendars! 

  • Norwood: May 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the County Fairgrounds - yard and household refuse. CORRecycling will be onsite from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to collect electronic waste.
  • Telluride: May 17th and 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Carhenge Parking Lot - appliances, scrap metal, tires, vehicle batteries, household electronics, and other household and garden refuse.
  • Telluride: May 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Carhenge Parking Lot - hazardous waste (e-waste will be collected until 4:00 p.m.).

Disposal fees for both locations are as follows: 

  • Televisions: 17” or Smaller $10.00, 18” to 26” $20.00, 27” to 31” $25.00, 32” or Larger $35.00
  • Oversized TV’s/ Projection/ Console $50.00 *Broken or Bare CRT tube TV’s add $10.00
  • LCD Monitors any Size $10.00
  • CRT Monitors any Size $15.00
  • Laptops, Microwaves $10.00
  • Small Desktop Printers, Fax & Scanner $5.00, Large/Laser Printers $15.00, Floor Standing Copier or Printer $50.00
  • Hard Drive Destruction $10.00 Per Hard Drive
  • Small Electronics $5.00 (portable devices, VCR/DVD, etc.)
  • Large Electronics $10.00 (larger than a desktop printer)

The hazardous waste fee schedule is as follows:

Commercially generated hazardous wastes will be invoiced separately

  • NO FEE for these paint products: MUST HAVE LABELS
  • Latex/acrylic/oil paint, textured paint, sealers, undercoating, stain, shellac, lacquer, varnish, Floor/deck/concrete coatings
  • Misc paint materials $5/lb Spray paint, quart or tube $2ea 1 Gallon $5 2-gal $10 5-gal $25 Landfill/dried paint $1 ea
  • Unlabeled paint & stain, spray paint, art & craft paint, caulk, adhesives, drywall compounds, spackle, wood putty, tints, colorants, epoxy/auto/marine/industrial paint, Two-part coatings, paint additives, roof patch, tar/asphalt, landscape paint
  • Liquid/Dry chemicals $3/lb $5 per gallon
  • Strong acid, base, bleach and cleaners, fire suppressant, photo chemicals
  • Automotive fluids/solvents $2/lb $1 per quart $4 per gallon
  • Antifreeze, glycol, motor oil, gasoline, mineral spirits, paint thinner
  • Fertilizer $1/lb $3 per container
  • Pesticides/poison: SEALED CONTAINERS ONLY $5/lb $5 spray can $10 box/bucket
  • Household Batteries $2/lb Lithium batteries $10 per pound Lead acid and power tool batteries go to electronics or spring cleaning
  • Only 1.5 volt AA, AAA C & D may be bulk packed, all others must be insulated.
  • Mercury $25ea Fluorescent$5/lb CFLs and 4’ fluorescent $2 ea 8’ fluorescent $3 ea
  • Thermostat, ballast, thermometer, mercury switch $12 ea
  • Light Bulbs/halogen, incandescent: $2/lb


  • Mixed hazardous materials, leaking containers, containers within containers; paint buckets with tools or rags inside; radioactive materials, smoke detectors, explosives or shock sensitive materials, ammunition, gas cylinders, fire extinguishers.
  • Car batteries and tires go to the Spring Clean-Up Carhenge site for recycling.
  • Medical waste including used needles and DEA regulated medicines are not accepted by the disposal contractor. SMC Coroner is hosting a drug take-back receptacle on site, for disposing of any kind of medication, human or pet.

What happens to household hazardous waste?
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