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EPA to Phase Out Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Puerto Rico

April 6, 2018

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with local municipalities, the government of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been hard at work for the past few months cleaning up debris and waste generated by Hurricane Maria.

The groups have made significant process via curbside pickup and household waste collection days. To date, they have collected a total of nearly one quarter of a million items. The volume of material being collected has decreased greatly since the cleanup efforts began, so the household hazardous waste collection services will come to an end on April 13 and special one-day collection events in select locations will be held through April 22.

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