D.C. to hold shredding and hazardous waste event

WASHINGTON (AP) - The D.C. Department of Public Works is holding its monthly event where residents can drop off hazardous household waste and documents for shredding.

The event is Saturday at the Fort Totten Transfer Station in northeast Washington. The drop-off is held every first Saturday of the month between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Residents can drop off items including pesticides, batteries and cleaning fluids. They can also safely dispose of computers, televisions and other unwanted electronic equipment. Finally, residents can also bring up to five boxes of materials to be shredded.