HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY --- The Blair County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling held a hazardous waste collection Saturday in Hollidaysburg. Anyone in
“These are hazardous materials,” Terry Stacey of the Blair County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling said. “It's better that those things that aren't going to be used don't continue to sit around in a house or a garage. Let's get them out of where families are and also where firefighters might need to be at some point."
The collection and waste removal was handled by the Care Environmental Corporation. After the hazardous material leaves
Workers for the Care Environmental Corporation wanted people to know that even everyday household items can be hazardous.
“Many people don’t think some items they have under their kitchen sinks or in their garages are hazardous, but they can be dangerous if not handled properly,” Dan Schweitzer of Care Environmental Corporation said.
Schweitzer said it’s also important that people in larger towns and cities be extremely careful with throwing away hazardous material because it greatly affects our environment.
"When we have a community such as
The collection was a one – day – only event, but