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The Household Hazardous Waste Campaign portable collection event is scheduled for May 18, 2019, located at the City of Flagler Beach Library parking lot at 315 S. 7th Street Flagler Beach, FL. The event is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. and concludes at 1:00 p.m.
What can be brought:
What will not be collected at the event but may be brought to the permanent facility during normal business hours;
What is not accepted at event nor permanent facility by County personnel:
The permanent facility is located at 1700 Old Kings R. South, hours of operation; Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Do you know the difference between a sanitary sewer system and a stormwater sewer system? The two are easily confused because the term "sewer'' is used in both names. But the two are very different. A sanitary sewer system takes the waste water from your kitchen and bathroom drains and pipes it to a wastewater treatment facility to be cleaned. A stormwater sewer system collects rainfall and landscape irrigation water. Some of the water soaks into the ground to water our plants and replenish the water table, but some flows through street gutters and swales to the lntracoastal Waterway, picking up debris and pollutants along the way.
Here are a few tips to help reduce the amount of pollution entering our waterways:
In the Home:
Clean paint brushes in a sink, not outdoors. Filter and reuse paint thinner when using oil-based paints. Donate unused paint to a local organization, or take advantage of the Clean Out Campaign advertised on the front of this paper.
It's a good idea to pickup pet waste regularly, as it contains several types of pathogens. Children playing in the yard or adults working in the garden may come in contact with these disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Rain may wash these pathogens into the storm sewer system.
The Swimming Pool:
Drain it only when a test kit does not detect chlorine. Allow it to soak into the yard, not flow down into the street. Store pool chemicals properly to prevent leaks and spills, preferably in a covered area.