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City of Tuscaloosa's Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day Set for June 6

The City of Tuscaloosa will host the annual Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, June 6 from 8 a.m. until noon at the City of Tuscaloosa Public Safety Logistics building located at 3311 Kauloosa Avenue.

Household hazardous waste is the discarded, unused or leftover portion of household products containing toxic chemicals. Many hazardous wastes bear by warning labels such as poisonous or flammable. Improper disposal of these wastes can pose a threat to human health and the environment. Items dropped off will either be neutralized and recycled into new product, or safely and properly disposed.

Examples of household hazardous wastes include:

Drain cleaner
Photo cleaner
Household cleaners
Rust preventative
Mothballs
Automotive fluids
Paint thinner
Herbicides
Pool chemicals
Metal polish
Batteries
Rodent cleaners
Insect chemicals
Propane tanks
Latex or oil based paint
Antifreeze
Pesticides
Bleaches
Oil or gasoline
Ammonia
Creosote
Light bulbs
Mercury containing equipment
Chemistry sets
Wood strippers
Sealants
Lawn chemicals/fertilizers
Arts and crafts supplies
Solvents

Tires, medical waste and radioactive wastes will not be accepted.

This free drop-off event is open only to residents of Tuscaloosa County. Wastes will not be accepted from commercial businesses, non-profit organizations or residents outside Tuscaloosa County. Due to the high cost of this event, the City of Tuscaloosa reserves the right to limit quantities accepted and to stop accepting waste once quota is exceeded.

Conducted by the City's Environmental Services Department, this event is funded and made possible by Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa and in part by Sage Environmental Consulting.

For more information, call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311 or visit www.tuscaloosa.com/ESD.