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BUCKMAN ROAD RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION (BuRRT)

HOURS:

Monday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

HHW: Only on Fridays and Saturdays

Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day/4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Methods of payment: cash, check, debit card, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover only).

CAJA DEL RIO LANDFILL
HOURS:

Cash Customers

Monday – Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Sundays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Methods of payment: cash, check, debit card, credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover only).

Commercial Account Customers

Note: Pre-approved commercial account holders only.

Monday – Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Sundays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.



What’s Under Your Kitchen Sink?

It’s difficult to know what potential hazards common household cleaners can pose on your health and the environment.  That’s why it’s important to always read the labels and play it safe with ANYTHING that says: toxic, flammable, poisonous, caution, or has any other warning on it.

For example, Linseed Oil, also known as Flaxseed Oil, is edible AND can serve a wood finish.  My initial reaction is that if it’s edible, it can’t be that dangerous…little did I know that Linseed Oil can spontaneously combust when the oil is oxidized.  Read more by visiting ABC News October 2012 report on Linseed Oil.

Besides some cleaners posing risks on their own when not stored and handled properly, you can also create a health threat by mixing certain chemicals.  Keep reading to learn more about chemicals you should not mix…

Common Household Chemicals & Dangerous Mixtures

by Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D., from About.com Guide

Some of the common chemicals found in your home shouldn’t be mixed together. It’s one thing to say “don’t mix bleach with ammonia”, but it’s not always easy to know what products contain these two chemicals. Here are some products you may have around the home that shouldn’t be combined.

Bleach with Acid Toilet Bowl Cleaners
This mixture can result in toxic, potentially deadly fumes.

Bleach with Vinegar
Vinegar is a type of acid. Toxic chlorine vapor is produced. Don’t mix chlorine bleach with any acid.

Bleach with Ammonia
Toxic, potentially lethal vapors are produced. The main danger comes from chloramine vapors.

Different Brands of One Type of Product
Don’t mix different cleaners together. They may react violently, produce toxins, or become ineffective.

Highly Alkaline Products with Highly Acidic Products
Acids and bases (alkalis) can react violently, presenting a splash hazard. Acids and bases are caustic and may cause chemical burns.

Certain Disinfectants with Detergents
Don’t mix disinfectants with ‘quaternary ammonia’ listed as an ingedient with a detergent. The effectiveness of the disinfectant may be neutralized.

Chlorine bleach is sometimes called “sodium hypochlorite” or “hypochlorite.” You will encounter it in chlorine bleach, automatic dishwashing detergents, chlorinated disinfectants and cleaners, chlorinated scouring powder, mildew removers, and toilet bowl cleaners. Do not mix products together. Do not mix them with ammonia or vinegar.

Read the labels of products in your home and following instructions for proper use. Many containers will state the most common dangers from interaction with other products.

All household cleaners can be properly disposed at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center