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Community Pride Week May 14-19 in Watauga County

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Article Published: May. 10, 2012 | Modified: May. 20, 2012

Watauga County residents have an opportunity to dispose of household waste and medications next week as part of Community Pride Week.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners has designated May 14 to 19 as “Community Pride Week” to encourage residents to improve the appearance of Watauga County.

The landfill will accept many types of waste for no charge, including old furniture, yard debris, appliances, electronics and household hazardous waste.

The offer does not apply to commercial haulers or businesses.

“This week is all about working together to protect and conserve our vast natural resources, which is essential to the continued quality of life for the residents of Watauga County,” chairman Nathan Miller said.

“We want to provide as many opportunities as possible for residents to dispose of their waste in an environmentally responsible way,” Miller said.

Any questions about Community Pride Week or recycling can be directed to recycling coordinator Lisa Doty at ( or (828) 265-4852 or (828) 264-5305.
Here’s the week’s lineup, all free to Watauga County residents:

Free residential debris disposal

Accepting appliances, tires, furniture, metal, asphalt, brick cement, rocks, brush (no stumps or asphalt shingles)
Date: May 14-19
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

Location: Watauga County Landfill, 336 Landfill Road, Boone

Household hazardous waste
Accepting paint, household batteries, nicad batteries, lead-acid batteries, antifreeze, ethylene, gasoline, lighter fluid, solid and liquid pesticides, oxidizers, used oils, household cleaners, etc.
Date: May 19
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Watauga County Landfill, 336 Landfill Road, Boone

Pharmaceutical take-back
Accepting all prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as medical supplies, with no questions asked
Date: May 19
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Locations: Boone Food Lion on Blowing Rock Road, Deep Gap Food Lion at U.S. 421/Old U.S. 421, Blowing Rock Food Lion on U.S. 321, Foscoe Fire Department on N.C. 105, Beaver Dam Fire Department on Bethel Road

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