By now you’ve probably heard about household hazardous waste (HHW) disposal every Tuesday and Friday at the City of San Marcos Traffic Yard, 630 E. Hopkins, 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays (http://www.sanmarcosrecord.com/local/x666130257/Household-hazardous-waste-site-open-at-city-traffic-yard – San Marcos Daily Record).
Here’s some information from Kyle Hahn of Green Guy Recycling that you may not have seen:
Two Green Guy employees have been running the facility and catching up on old material for about a month now. We’ve saved the city hundreds in disposal fees in various ways. We are mixing latex paints that are free to the public and the city is using for graffiti cover-up, and we listed it on freecycle.org. There is a re-use building for other items that are either not really hazardous (spray paint, window cleaner, etc.) or only hazardous when disposed of in bulk and just need to be used correctly and sparingly. The public is invited to come browse these items as well. We will be working to try to educate businesses in the area to sell greener products and teach them the burden this places on the city to dispose of unused material and the damage it does if disposed of improperly.
A full-time facility has been needed for a long time and it has been a lot of hard work getting to this point. Thanks for helping spread the word.
Thanks Green Guy for helping with this effort!