The Village of Rothbury will not participate in this year’s Household Hazardous Waste disposal program in Oceana County.
The village council on Jan. 15 voted to financially participate because of the low participation of its residents in past disposals because of inconvenient locations of drop off sites.
The Oceana Conservation District holds the household hazardous waste disposals which accepts pesticides, automotive fluids, batteries and unused and unwanted drugs, and disposes of them safely.
This year’s disposal will occur on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the City of Hart DPW building.
Also participating in the annual disposal are residents in Mason and Manistee counties.
Last year, 279 households brought in over 25,000 pounds of hazardous materials in Oceana County. During the six years the program has been offered, an average of 890 households have participated, and 412,357 pounds of hazardous material in the three counties have been collected.
If it participated, Rothbury would be charged $150, based on a per capita charge of 32 cents, based on the village population rounded to the nearest $25.