PACIFIC COUNTY - Pacific County receives many reusable items at its Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility.

HHW salvages the higher-quality latex paint and then either stores it in their original one gallon containers (if the color is adequate or unusual) or blends the paint into larger batches.

HHW also receives unopened or nearly full containers of reusable roofing tars, adhesives, joint compounds and other materials.

Many of these items are available to the public at no charge and are listed on the construction waste board, which is located just inside the county annex building at 318 North Second Street in Long Beach. This board is a place to let the public know of materials that a business, home construction or demolition may generate - materials that would otherwise be considered waste.

HHW's goal is to keep reusable materials out of the landfill by making this information accessible to the public.

Examples of other materials include pallets, lumber, doors, bricks, windows, compost, cabinets, etc. If the item is related to the construction or demolition of a building, then it can be listed on the board.

These materials could be listed as free, wanted, or for sale.

Fill out and leave the Materials Exchange Form (available at the counter) and the item will be posted on the Construction Waste Board.

Recycling these materials could save individuals or businesses money in transfer station fees and is a way to help community's overall recycling efforts.

The HHW facility is located behind the county annex building (next door to the Humane Society) and is open May to September every Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you have any questions about the county Household Hazardous Waste facility or the construction or demolition waste recycling, please call Brian Dickey at 642-9356 in Long Beach.

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