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Waste Management overwhelmed by hazardous waste drop off

Waste Management provided this photo of the line to use its facilities for the free hazardous waste drop off.
Waste Management provided this photo of the line to use its facilities for the free hazardous waste drop off.(KOLO)
Published: Nov. 16, 2019 at 2:43 PM PST
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A household hazardous waste and electronics drop off program at a Waste Management location in Sparks was scheduled to run until 4 p.m. on Saturday.

But Waste Management wants people to know if they were not in line by mid-afternoon, they will likely not be able to participate. The wait was about 3 hours.

“Participation in this event far exceeded our expectations,” Waste Management said in a statement. “Anyone who is not in line is highly unlikely to get through today. WM will sponsor another event in the spring.”

Current Waste Management customers were allowed to drop off 50 pounds of household hazardous waste or electronics waste at no charge.

Several people contacted KOLO 8 News Now about the line stretching down Greg Street. One caller used Google maps and said from his location to the entrance it was about 1.25 miles.

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