February 14th, 2017

This is part 3 of our 10 part series on the most dangerous hazardous materials typically found in a household. Please see part 1 for a full introduction. #8. Waste Mercury Metallic Mercury is typically found in old thermostat switches and thermometers. However we’ve seen jars and cans of elemental mercury weighing as much as 25 pounds! Mercury poisoning typically occurs from mercury vapor. It left exposed the mercury will vaporized and be absorbed through the lungs. Once it is in…

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January 6th, 2017

  This is part 2 of our 10 part series on the most dangerous hazardous materials typically found in a household. Please see part 1 for a full introduction.   #9. Flammable Liquid in Unsecured Containers / Cleanup rags Flammable liquids include, but are not limited to gasoline, thinners, solvents, diesel fuel, paints, and kerosene. It is vitally important that these materials be stored in a sturdy container with no leaks. Clearly these materials can cause a house fire. Keep…

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December 21st, 2016

Part 1: Introduction & #10 The change of the season typically coincides with a cleanup efforts around the household. We dust, scrub, and wash all the nooks and crannies we neglected all summer while out in the sun or all winter while curled up on the couch. Part of the process is eliminating clutter and get rid of material we do not need. This typically includes household hazardous materials that need to be disposed of via waste disposal companies like MXI through the local or regional…

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December 6th, 2016

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MXI Environmental Services just completed the 2016 HHW campaign. All the events for the year have been completed. The waste collected has been received at MXI’s Materials Recovery Facility in Abingdon VA. As of this writing most of the exempt hazardous waste and chemical waste has been processed or is queued up for disposal. “All the waste material is scheduled to be disposal of by the beginning of 2017. As of January 1st, all of the hazardous waste will have been properly processed,”…

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July 12th, 2016

On June 18th MXI managed the Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for Greene County NY. The job was completed successfully and the citizens of Greene County were satisfied. Attached is a picture of the local newspaper the following day. We are humbled by the kind words. Special thanks to Michael Vecchio who served as Project Manager for the event and the whole crew who worked the job. View Article

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