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1 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION EVENT JUST DO IT !!

2 STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL EVENT 1) PLANNING 2) SITE SELECTION 3) ADVERTISING 4) SITE SETUP 5) CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 PLANNING a)Seek partnership(s) to assist with the 25% match – water company, sewer district, fire districts, storm water manager b)Select a Saturday where there is no other community event - if annual, select the same month each year c)A six hour event works well – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. d)Select an environmental service company and ask their staff size and what assistance they require as well as arrival and setup time. e)Determine number of workers you need to provide and their roles

4 SITE SELECTION a)Select a location convenient to the most populated area or most centrally located b)A recycling center is not recommended – residents will drop off hazardous waste year round! c)Consider the ability to access the location easily d)Pick a location based on restroom(s) availability and shelter in the event of inclement weather.

5 ADVERTISING a)If you want residents to participant, they need to know it’s happening – use the radio if there is one for your county. b)Use print media such as several ads in the local paper, flyers in popular shops and restaurants, stores, etc. c)Use electronic media – post on your home page when the date is set or at least 45 days before the event. Use or text blasts to all government officials including small cities. Develop a presentation to air on your government cable channel (if you have one)

6 Advertising cont’d d) Place a large banner easily seen by the road frontage at the event location e) Use signage throughout your county about the event. Include a phone number for additional information. f) Record a busy, hold or after hours message about the event that provides the when, where and what is accepted/not accepted

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11 OLDHAM COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION Saturday, October 19 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Oldham County Fairgrounds 2401 W. Hwy 146, La Grange ACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Oil-based or lead paints, varnishes, stains and solvents Paint thinner, mineral spirits, degreasers, wood preservatives Compact and tube fluorescent light bulbs, PCB ballasts Freon cylinders, (small and medium,) propane tanks (1 & 20 lb. grill) and non-pressurized fire extinguishers Antifreeze, gasoline, adhesives, tars, driveway sealers Lawn, garden and pool chemicals, pesticides, herbicides Cleaners such as oven, drain, bathroom, rug, upholstery, spot removers, furniture and metal polishes, waxes and rust removers Lead acid and dry cell batteries including lithium, NiCad and alkaline Mercury thermometers, thermostats and loose mercury ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: NO MOTOR OIL – NO LATEX/WATER-BASED PAINT Radioactive materials and smoke detectors Explosives such as gun powder, ammunition and flares Regulated medical waste or unstable wastes as determined by the contractor Materials from businesses and non-residents of Oldham County This event is funded in part through a grant from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management. It is a partnership between the Oldham County Solid Waste Department and the Environmental Authority / Storm Water Division. A special thanks to the Fair Board for the use of their facility. For questions, please call or visit oldhamcountyky.gov.

12 Site Setup a)The most desirable is to locate where you can establish a traffic pattern for a separate entrance and exit. It also helps if you have a large turnout to have enough room to curve several lanes of vehicles in line to drop off materials. Be prepared to have vehicles waiting at 8:15 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. opening! b)Leave enough space for the contractor and his staff to unload vehicles and work tables for separation, containment and shipping preparation. c)Place dumpster in location convenient for contractor. (Draw a site plan in advance for contractor review.)

13 Site Setup cont’d d)It is preferable for the service company to unload the vehicles and speeds the collection reducing the wait time. e)Place exit and entrance signs at the appropriate locations. f)Use cones, barricades or caution tape to designate driving lanes for drop-off and exit.

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18 Customer Service a)Require all volunteers to wear safety vests and other safety equipment as required at all times. b)Have volunteers directing traffic at the entrance and exit points and along driving lanes – designate several to hand out the survey sheet and other informational material. c) Have clipboards and 50 pens. Clip handout(s) and survey sheet on top so residents can be filling them out while waiting in line. Be sure your handout includes information on motor oil, automotive batteries and latex paint disposal.

19 Customer Service cont’d d) Many residents bring their HHW in cardboard boxes. Be prepared to recycle the boxes from the event.

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21 And, most importantly... THANK THE RESIDENTS FOR PARTICIPATING!!!


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