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1.01.2010

GREEN THE NEW YEAR BY REMOVING HAZARDOUS WASTE

Leon County Solid Waste Management Division hosts its Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection Event on Saturday, January 2nd, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at its Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road.

Clean out the clutter and bring old aerosol cans, antifreeze, rechargeable batteries, cleaning products, paint or oil, as well as electronics, including TVs, stereos, computers and mobile phones, to the collection this Saturday. ***NOTE: the new Goodwill Computer store at
2800 West Tennessee Street, will accept your working and non-working (repairable) computers and accessories. Don't send to trash what can be reused.


No vacuum cleaners, electric can openers, fans, microwaves, medical sharps, medicines and radioactive waste (!) will be accepted.
There is a 50-lb. weight limit per household and a limit of one large electronic item, such as a TV or computer, per household. Propane tanks must weigh less than 40 lbs. Tires will be limited to one per household.
If you have Styrofoam (tm) packing, the Hazardous Waste Center at 7550 Apalachee Parkway will accept it anytime it's open, Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays, and is free to Leon County households.
For more information, contact the Leon County Solid Waste Management Division and view monthly drop-off schedules, at the County's website.

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