Read labels for toxicity and buy brands that won`t hurt the environment or the water supply. Buy only products and quantities needed. Before bringing unwanted hazardous chemicals to the HHWCF, check to see if a person or organization may be able to use it. The most responsible way to deal with hazardous chemicals is to use them for their intended purposes.
Ammonia Bonneville Blueprint, in Jackson every Monday, call 208-522-0010 for more information.
Auto Battery Recycling Law: All who sell auto batteries must accept used ones. Auto batteries are banned from landfills nationwide. Kmart, 1357 S. Highway 89, Jackson, will pay you $1 each; Motor Mart, 1350 S. Highway 89, Jackson, free service; Napa, 244 W. Hansen Ave, Jackson, free service.
Batteries We have a battery-recycling box on the table inside the residential recycling door (West door) where you can drop off rechareable batteries such as, Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead acid batteries(Pb). Ni-Cad Rechargeable batteries such as portable phone, powertool, video and camera batteries can also be recycled at Radio Shack, 852 W. Broadway 734-8801.
*NEW* in April 2008 we added alkaline batteries to our recycling program. You can recycle general household alkaline batteries (A-D) in the clear collection tube inside the west door. Please tape the terminals of lithium batteries before placing in the tube.
Fertilizer Follow label instructions. Sweep fertilizer from sidewalks, streets and driveways after application. Leave grass clippings and leaves on lawn to decompose into natural nutrients, reducing fertilizer needs. Don`t over-fertilize or fertilize before heavy rains.
Film & Photo Chemicals J.J. Enterprises, call 208-232-7048.
FREON Draining Pameco Corporation, Idaho Falls, in Jackson every Wednesday, 208-522-3270.
Herbicide Pollution-wise weed-pulling is always preferable. Should you need chemicals or information on specific weeds contact Teton County Weed & Pest District at 733-8419.
Kitchen Grease - commercial quantities can be recycled at Cache Valley Byproducts, 435-563-5807.
Motor Oil & Antifreeze Maintain vehicles to prevent dripping oil and anitifreeze. Catch every drop when changing oil. Both can be recycled at the TC/J HHWCF, by appointment only, the first and third Tuesday, April - October, 733-7678.
Paint Latex paint is non-hazardous and can be landfilled if solid (dry). Remove lid and let air dry, or mix used kitty litter to dry out, or Jackson Community Recycling has bentonite (drying agent) available in bags. Mix 1 part drying agent to 3 parts stirred latex paint. Oil paint products must be disposed of at the HHWCF.
Pesticide Follow directions carefully. Use indicated amounts. Doubling quantities doesn`t double performance. Consider control methods including: cultural (cultivation, mulching, rotation); host resistance (disease resistant varieties); biological (natural predators); mechanical (trapping, vacuuming); and sanitation (pest-free seeds and pruning).