Do you have hazardous waste? If so, Saturday, April 22 will be the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event at the Warren County Sanitation Department on Belmont Drive.
Many common items cannot be disposed of with the rest of your waste. Hazardous waste is specifically designed as corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive materials that may be found in household items, automotive, garden or lawn chemicals and byproducts that can’t be simply dumped or tossed in the garbage can for pick-up. Getting rid of hazardous waste can be very expensive but it’s important to make sure these items are disposed of properly. As is, some common items like batteries, oil, paint and tires can be disposed of on Wednesdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1186 Belmont Dr.
Many common materials are unsuitable to be disposed of in a dumpster. Household cleaners like drain openers, oven cleaners, wood and metal cleaners and certain disinfectants and home maintenance chemicals like paint thinner, stripper or certain adhesives are on the list. Thermostats, thermometers, lightbulbs or anything else that contains mercury, aerosols, compressed gases, fuel additives, grease and rust solvents, refrigerants, starter fluid, coolants and more will all be accepted that day at no charge.
The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC). “We hope to have a really good turnout,” said Sanitation Department Director Josh Roberts. For questions about the event or additional information call 931-473-6874.