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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

By Mark Brooks

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM

Location: 112 Union Street behind the Farmer's Market

Phone: 425-8545

Link: http://www.cityofjackson.net

Event Description

You can take an easy step to protect the environment by participating in a special hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 26, at 112 Union St. behind the Farmers Market in downtown Jackson.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day accepts hazardous materials from around your home. The collection site also will accept computers and other electronic waste.

Items that will be accepted at the collection site include:
• Oil-based paint, thinner, stripper, adhesives and other home improvement products.

• Household cleaners, such as drain, oven and metal cleaners; polishes; and disinfectants.

• Antifreeze, gasoline, refrigerants, oil and fuel additives, contaminated used oil and other automotive products.

• Lawn and garden products like herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers.

• Batteries, pool chemicals, aerosols, fluorescent light bulbs and other miscellaneous wastes.

• Computers, laptops, tablets, CPUs, monitors, mice, keyboards, scanners, printers, toner cartridges, modems, speakers, power cords, cables and fax machines, hard drives and circuit boards, DVD players, VCRs, PDAs, cell phones and chargers. Computers will be wiped of all personal information and then recycled.

• Hazardous waste from conditionally exempt small quantity generators by appointment only. Call Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. at 615.643.3178 to provide a waste inventory and request an appointment.

As residents get ready for the collection event, they are reminded to not mix chemicals and to keep them in original containers.

The collection site will not accept latex paint; medical or infectious waste; radioactive waste; smoke detectors; empty containers; ammunition and explosives; electronic items such as microwaves, refrigerators, stoves, appliances and televisions; scrap metal; aluminum cans; cardboard; and paper. It also cannot accept commercial waste from businesses, schools, farms and churches without an appointment.
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