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Originally published: 2013-04-24 10:17:07
Last modified: 2013-04-24 10:17:06

Community Pride Week returns

by Staff Reports

Watauga County residents may dispose of hazardous household waste and unneeded medicines next week as part of Community Pride Week.

Watauga County commissioners designated April 29-May 4 as Community Pride Week to support the goal of improving the appearance of the county.

Throughout the week, residents can dispose of residential debris for free at the Watauga County Landfill at 336 Landfill Road in Boone.

The landfill will accept appliances, tires, furniture, metal, asphalt (no shingles), brick, cement, rock, brush (no stumps) and electronics from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Household Hazardous Waste Day will be held at the landfill. Staff will accept paint, household batteries, NiCad batteries, lead acid batteries (car-type batteries), antifreeze, ethylene, gasoline, lighter fluid, solid and liquid pesticides, oxiders, used oils and household cleaners.

Also on May 4, Operation Medicine Cabinet will collect unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications and medical supplies with no questions asked.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., items will be accepted at the Foscoe Fire Department and three Food Lion locations: Blowing Rock Road near Walmart in Boone, U.S. 421 in Boone and Valley Boulevard in Blowing Rock.

For more information about Community Pride Week, call (828) 264-5305 or Lisa Doty at (828) 265-4852 or email ( for questions about recycling.