Spring cleaning time is fast approaching. This Saturday you can rid yourself of some hazardous waste.

Photo by Julia Conner

You're invited to participate in a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gatesville Civic Center at 301 Veterans Memorial Loop. The event is hosted by the City of Gatesville and Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG).

Materials that will be accepted include paints, pesticides, herbicides, household cleaners and acids. Also, Appliances, batteries, electronics, and televisions.

As for tires, up to four car and light truck tires will be accepted at no charge, then it'll be $3 per tire. They'll price large tires on site.

Prohibited materials will include trash, fire alarms, smoke detectors, explosives, pressurized containers and medication.

Residents of the entire CTCOG region are eligible to participate in the Gatesville event. The region includes Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milam, Mills and San Saba counties.