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Lines to Get Rid of Hazardous Material

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- Kennewick City Officials say lines were long Saturday behind the Toyota Center and this was way before the Fever Game.

Residents were dropping off old household hazardous waste products. City officials say they didn't have a collection last year and they think that's why they were so crowded today.

Officials say they appreciate people coming down and giving up their waste. Pete Everham of the Kennewick Water/Sewer Division says, "It's always good to keep waste out of the [environment]. These are items that would go into the water system. Landfills aren't designed to take this type of waste. It gives us the opportunity to make sure things go in the right place."

City officials say paints and oils were the most popular items that people were dropping off. They say a lot of the items will be recycled, like batteries, some anti-freeze, and oil.