Residents of seven counties can safely dispose of toxic household chemicals.
Killeen residents are invited to participate in a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event hosted by Milam County and Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG). The event is scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Thorndale at the Milam County Precinct #4 Building, 500 US 79.
Accepted materials include paints, pesticides, herbicides, household cleaners, acids and automotive chemicals. Appliances, batteries, electronics and televisions will also be accepted.
Tires will be accepted for a fee. Up to 15 inches will be $1 each or $4 each with the rim. Tires 16 to 24 inches will be charged $2 each or $4 each with the rim. All tires over 24 inches will be charged $20 each.
Prohibited materials include trash, fire alarms, smoke detectors, explosives, pressurized containers and medication. These items will not be accepted.
Materials should be in original containers if possible and should be carefully loaded and secured for transport to prevent leakage or spillage.
Residents of the entire CTCOG region are eligible to participate in the Milam County. The region includes Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills and San Saba counties.