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Get rid of household hazardous waste this weekend
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Get rid of household hazardous waste this weekend

Pinellas County -- Got unwanted electronics or chemicals? Collect hazardous waste items from your home, office or garage, and properly dispose of them at the upcoming mobile collection event:

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Palm Harbor/Countryside Home Depot

30144 US Hwy 19 & Curlew Road (SW corner)

Drive up and drop off your hazardous and unwanted electronics and chemicals! Pinellas County Solid Waste offers this service free to county residents. Businesses should arrange for drop-off and payment by calling Creative Recycling at (813) 621-2319 for electronics, or EQ Florida at (813) 319-3400 for chemicals.

Household electronics and chemicals – such as TVs, cell phones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries – should never be dumped in the regular trash, drains, stormsewers or on the ground. These products can be harmful to the environment and to the people handling them if they are not disposed of properly. Electronics (“e-waste”) contain useful materials that can be extracted and recycled, such as aluminum, glass and plastic. As for chemicals, the average household can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of chemicals around the home over time.

For more information on mobile collections, what to bring and what not to bring, or the permanent Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Center (HEC3), please contact Pinellas County Solid Waste at (727) 464-7500 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities.

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