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2014 Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Opened in 2002. 2014. Established by the County Commissioners Funded by tipping fees from local landfills Household hazardous waste exempt from RCRA Free residential program for El Paso & Teller Co. citizens - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Citizens Budget Oversight Committee

2014Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Household Hazardous Waste Facility

Opened in 20022014Established by the County CommissionersFunded by tipping fees from local landfillsHousehold hazardous waste exempt from RCRAFree residential program for El Paso & Teller Co. citizensInitially accepted 3 waste streams & served 256 customersBuilding expansion completed in 2011Additional space used for: 1. Expanded services 17 waste streams & served 20,170 customers in 2013 2. New programs Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) Program, a fee-based program for commercial businesses 3. Environmental education Tours and classroom training

2Speak to cost saving realized in by not filling management positions following consolidation of three departments. Commercial Program

144 customers in 2013Qualifying El Paso & Teller County businessesFee-basedHousehold Hazardous Waste FacilityLANDFILL DIVERSION:

Chemicals Electronics Medicines PorcelainResidential Program

20,170 customers in 2013El Paso & Teller County residentsFree


Free Drop & Swap ProgramGiven away in 2013 (approx.):Paint 9,000 gallonsHousehold cleaners 6,000 quartsLawn & garden chemicals 4,000 poundsAutomotive products 3,000 quarts


19 diagonal or smaller

Almost 1.5 million pounds collected since 2007

Data Media

Over 5.5 tons collected since 2012Medicines

No controlled substances acceptedHome-use medications and medical sharps onlyPorcelain Recycling



Saves landfill spaceSingle-Stream Recycling

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