Waste question answered
Q: I'm an 86-year-old woman living in Linda, and I'm wondering why I have to take household hazardous waste all the way to Burns Drive in Yuba City. I'm talking about the stuff that can't be put in my Yuba-Sutter Disposal Inc. containers. Isn't there someplace else to take it?
A: No. The Regional Waste Management Authority facility on Burns Drive is the only authorized place in Yuba and Sutter counties to take household hazardous waste such as paint and pesticides, said Jackie Sillman, YSDI's recycling coordinator.
Hazardous waste is not accepted at YSDI's Levee Road site east of Marysville. There has been talk about an additional hazardous waste site in Yuba County, but it hasn't gone beyond that, said Sillman.
Sillman referred questions to Alyson Burleigh, a consultant for the Regional Waste Management Authority facility on Burns Drive. Burleigh confirmed that there are no plans for an added site.
YSDI recently began accepting electronic waste, such as old TVs and computers, without charge at the Levee Road facility. Burleigh said the waste authority may use a grant to begin accepting electronic waste on Burns Drive.
There is no charge for dropping off hazardous materials on Burns Drive, said Sillman.