By Jade Ortego

Killeen Daily Herald

BELTON - If you have dangerous household objects in your home you don't know how to get rid of, attend a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day to have your trash safely disposed of for free.

The Bell County Commissioners' Court approved the event, which is to take place in Copperas Cove, at a meeting Monday.

This will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 at the solid waste operational center at 2605 South Farm-to-Market Road 116.

The Central Texas Council of Governments, which is hosting the event, will accept paints, automobile batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, household cleaners/chemicals, pesticides, flammables, corrosives and other hazardous household products.

The group will accept up to eight tires without rims from passenger cars and pickups from a single household. Large quantities from businesses, farms or commercial operations will not be accepted.

Prohibited items include infectious and medical wastes, biological and radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and explosives.

The event is open to all residents of Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas,

Milam, Mills and San Saba counties. Participants must show proof of residency.

For more information, contact CTCOG at (254) 770-2376.

In other court action:

County Judge Jon Burrows urged residents to return the 2010 Census form, noting the low return rate to date. "We're sill early in the game," he said.

Commissioners designated April 9 and 10 as Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame Days in recognition of the 35th Annual Cowboy Reunion being held those days at the Bell County Expo Center.

"If you want to have a good time, you need to go. I've been and believe me, it was fun," said commissioner of precinct 1 Richard Cortese.

Contact Jade Ortego at or (254) 501-7553. Follow her on Twitter at KDHcourts.

If you go

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

May 8 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. solid waste operational center at 2605 South Farm-to-Market Road 116

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