Free event to collect household hazardous waste coming to Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is coming to the City of Jackson this October.

The event gives residents the chance to properly dispose of waste such as pesticides and household cleaners free of charge.

A news release states hazardous items will harm the environment if thrown away in the regular trash, and the collection day aims to avoid letting these items end up in landfills or stormwater systems.

The collection day will include household hazardous waste and oil-based paint collection, electronic waste recycling, document shredding, prescription medication drop-offs, and cardboard and smoke detector recycling.

The collection day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at 164 Conalco Drive in Jackson.

This event is sponsored by City of Jackson Stormwater Management, City of Jackson Health and Sanitation Department, Omega Recycling Solutions, Direct Shred, Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics, Jackson Fire Department and Doxicom Recycling. Hazardous waste disposal costs are paid for by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

For more information, click here or call (731) 425-8220.

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