El Paso County said it gathered massive amounts of hazardous waste during the county’s latest clean sweep event, despite long lines and wait times .
In a Facebook post Thursday, the county communications team apologized for the long wait and said it would bring back a reservation system to deal with crowds.
The next event is scheduled for June 9 at the hazardous waste facility on Akers Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To reserve a spot for that event, click here .
In addition to announcing the new event, the county said it collected tons of hazardous waste (literally)
- 80,000 lbs of electronics
- 1,000 tires
- 400 mattresses
- 3,000 gallons of paint
- 450 gallons of motor oil
The county said people can drop off hazardous materials for free at the Akers facility Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and on the second Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Unlike the "clean sweep" event last weekend, the facility cannot accept large TVs, beds or tires during regular business days.