River Authority to Host Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event in Wilson County

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WILSON COUNTY, TX – The San Antonio River Authority (River Authority) in partnership with Wilson County will host a free spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for Wilson County residents on Saturday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Precinct 2 yard located at 1005 Railroad St. Poth, TX 78147. Wilson County residents are encouraged to show their river pride by disposing of their unwanted household hazardous waste, tires, electronics, and unused pharmaceuticals. Participants are requested to remain in their vehicles and when speaking with event staff to wear a mask.

Anytime between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., Wilson County residents may drop off unwanted household hazardous waste such as tires, paint, used motor oil & filters, cleaning products, pesticides, computers, small electronics, and pharmaceuticals. Materials will be collected on a first-come, first-served basis free of charge. Items such as large appliances, tires on the rim, construction debris, and scrap metal cannot be accepted.

“Through the successful relationship between Wilson County and the San Antonio River Authority we were able to provide residents in our community with a safe and secure venue for disposing of household hazardous waste,” said Wilson County Judge Richard Jackson. “Through events like this we can maintain a cleaner environment for our residents and protect our rivers and streams.”

The River Authority believes collection events lead to a reduction in waste entering our water and bring awareness to communities about the negative effects of improperly disposed waste.

The River Authority’s vision is to inspire actions for healthy creeks and rivers and is grateful to the local partners, governments, and organizations that work together to make the collection events successful.

“After being unable to be host the HHW collection events in Wilson County during 2020 due to Covid-19 health pandemic, we are excited to be providing the opportunity for residents to safely dispose of hazardous waste,” said Wilson County member and Chairman of San Antonio River Authority Board of Directors Darrell T. Brownlow, Ph.D. “In 2019, we collected nearly 68,000 pounds of hazardous waste, 45,000 pounds of electronics and 2,000 tires. Joint efforts in the safe disposal of hazardous materials help ensure the health and well-being of our precious watershed community.”

For a full list of items that will or will not be accepted, contact River Authority Government Affairs Coordinator, Meera Keshav at 1-866-345-7272, ext. 3228, or visit the events page at             

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