Decluttering the Garage of Hazardous Materials

"Ready for Disposal" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/1000 sec, ISO100
“Ready for Disposal” Cedar Park, 2019

One of the cool things about living in Cedar Park is that once a year, they offer to take your hazardous materials. They accept household paint, motor oil, cleaners, old tires, electronics, etc. I chatted with one of the workers, and as expected, most of the items were buckets of paint and cans of spray paint. That was pretty much the bulk of what I had to give them as well, but I also had some old automotive oil and fluids, caulk, and degreaser.

"Dropping Off" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/1700 sec, ISO100
“Dropping Off” Cedar Park, 2019

This year, the dropoff location was the neighborhood football stadium. When I arrived at 10 am, there was a super long line of cars… I was amazed! But it moved fairly quickly, and I was finished in about 35 minutes. I have to say it was very well organized and run, and there were plenty of workers and staff to help out.

Next year, I might just have a bunch of old cooking oil to drop off, but not much paint. It feels great to have all that stuff off of our shelves and out of the garage. I have a little more space now, so I can get some things off the ground, like toolboxes and tool bags. Slowly but surely, the garage is getting tidier!

I hope you had a good day.


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