A Waste Management employee was sent to the hospital when a container of acid exploded in the hopper of the truck, creating a plume cloud and overcoming him. The matter is under investigation to determine where the substance was located prior to being picked up.
Bellevue Borough officials warn that anyone attempting to dispose of hazardous materials at the curb or by other unlawful methods will face prosecution. We ask everyone to review the Waste Management website for details on how to dispose of hazardous items. Please also watch for special collection days hosted by the Borough and Council of Governments.