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The Saint Louis County Health Department is holding a HHW collection event for Saint Louis County residents on Saturday, June 16, 2012. This event will run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be held at South County Center.
2012 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events: Rain or Shine
Saturday, June 16th
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.South County Center
The event will be held south of the Dillard's and Sears Stores. Enter from Lemay Ferry Road just south of South Lindbergh Boulevard.
 ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS: Paints, stains, varnishes, pesticides, herbicides, poisons, gasoline and other fuels, solvents and strippers, aerosols, motor oil and filters, gas cylinders (BBQ pit size or smaller), fluorescent tubes, rechargeable batteries, antifreeze, brake and transmission fluid, pool chemicals and other acids and bases, car batteries, wood preservatives, driveway sealant, and items containing mercury (such as thermometers, thermostats, and mercuric salts).
UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS: Explosives and ammunition, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, medical waste, household trash, tires, electronics, and other bulky items.
Funding for these events comes from voter-approved Saint Louis County landfill surcharge fees and the events are ONLY for residents of Saint Louis County. Proof of residency, such as a driver's license or tax bill, will be required. Materials from businesses and from commercial, not-for-profit, and governmental organizations are prohibited.
Due to program popularity, there may be long lines. Your patience is appreciated. Certain HHW can be recycled locally at other locations. Visit Management Options for Common Household Hazardous Wastes for alternative disposal options.

I Can't Make This Stuff Up!

by Colleen Lawler

When listing a house, I advise sellers to contact me if someone knocks on their door and wants to see the house.  I caution them that they should not let strangers in the house in this day and age.  But we live in the Midwest, where people are friendly and trustworthy.  Sellers humor me by pretending to follow my advice.

One of my dear sellers told me a nice lady from Kansas City wanted to see her home, and her husband obliged and showed her the house.

My dear seller was quick to point out that I shouldn't worry about her safety.  After all, the potential buyer was from Kansas City, a fine place full of fine people.

2 days later I received an email from the same dear seller.  It read:

"Hi Colleen,

We need a chain for the lockbox on the front porch.  The neighborhood kids were carrying it around last night and pretending it was buried treasure.  We found them, beat them severely and locked them in the basement.  Don't look behind the furnace if you come over.  They are next to the Kansas City lady that my husband let in the house."

I love my job!



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