Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held on April 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Bassett Service Center, 2285 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett.
Sponsored by Environmental Options Inc., EMI, Henry County, the City of Martinsville, Bassett Fire and Rescue, the event is free to individuals.
Items accepted include:
Solvents, such as mineral spirits, paint thinner, turpentine and acetone.
Paints, including oil-based, polyurethane, tung oil, deck- or oil-based stains.
Fuels, such as gasoline, #2 fuel oil, kerosene, diesel fuel, small as engine fuel and heating oil.
Automobile fluids, including motor oil, transmission fluids and anti-freeze.
Lead acid batteries.
Computer equipment, cell phones, printer cartridges.
Up to four boxes of paper per vehicle to be shredded. Sizes up to 8.5 by 11 inches only.
Items that will not be accepted include smoke detectors, compressed gas cylinders, explosives, radioactive materials, household cleaners, pesticides, herbicides, drain cleaners, tires, light bulbs and TVs.
The event is not open to commercial businesses.