On Saturday, May 1, Northumberland County residents and property owners can drop off their unwanted hazardous chemicals such as oil- based paint, petroleum products and florescent bulbs at the county’s spring Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste collection event. This event is open to Northumberland County residents and property owners only. The Household Hazardous Waste collection event will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Northumberland Middle/High School Bus lot. Please note that this will be a socially distanced event. Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles at all times and when possible, to pack their HHW/electronic items in an area of the vehicle where there is no shared air space with the driver (such as trunks, truck beds, etc.). Participants are also asked to wear a mask while speaking to event staff through open vehicle windows. Items that will be accepted are home pesticides, oil-based paint, paint thinners and related products, antifreeze, contaminated fuels, household cleaners, old florescent bulbs, rechargeable batteries and any other toxic materials. Latex paints are not hazardous. To reduce weight and fees, let latex paints harden and take to convenience centers with other trash. Broken or obsolete electronic items will also be accepted during the collection event. Please bring old TVs, computers, monitors, laptops, printers, phone and laptop batteries, mobile phones, etc. Items that cannot be accepted for disposal include tires, car batteries, radioactive materials (including smoke alarms), medical waste, expired medications, ammunition and explosives.