Hazardous waste collection event

Published On: Feb 08 2014 12:36:27 PM EST
Updated On: Feb 08 2014 11:32:56 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The City of Jacksonville Solid Waste Division hosted a free household hazardous waste and electronic waste collection event in East Arlington on Saturday for Duval County residents.  

This is the first of several of these events that will take place in different areas of Jacksonville over the next several weekends.

Duval County residents were encouraged to drop off their household hazardous waste and e-waste at  the mobile collection event in order to prevent otherwise recyclable and/or hazardous materials from ending up in the landfill.

The mobile collection events are scheduled nine times a year, from November to June, at various locations throughout the city.

Residents can also drop off their household hazardous waste and e-waste year-round at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 2675 Commonwealth Ave, Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  

Examples of e-waste include: televisions (limit three per customer), computer monitors and terminals, keyboards, printers, scanners, stereo equipment, VCRs, camcorders, DVDs, radios, desk or mobile phones, pagers, power tools, small kitchen and health and beauty appliances, etc. E-waste is collected as part of the normal garbage collection service if left at the curb; however, once these items enter the waste stream with normal garbage they cannot be recycled and are disposed of in the landfill.
 
Examples of household hazardous waste include: paint (limit 25 gallons per customer), varnish, shellac, paint thinners and strippers, household and car batteries, thermometers, thermostats, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, antifreeze, aerosol cans, fertilizer, pesticides, acids, gun powder, ammunition, fireworks, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, oil and oil filters, gasoline, etc. Household hazardous waste cannot be collected curbside with regular trash.

Future mobile collection events are as follows:
- Sat. Feb. 22, Jacksonville Beach Public Works Dept., 1460 Shetter Ave., Jacksonville Beach
- Sat. March 15, Blue Cypress Park, 4012 University Blvd. N.
- Sat. April 12, Mandarin Park, 14780 Mandarin Rd.
- Sat. May 17, Jacksonville Beach Public Works Dept., 1460 Shetter Ave., Jacksonville Beach
- Sat. June 7, Ed Austin Regional Park, 11751 McCormick Rd.  

For more information, please call 630-CITY or visit the city's website by clicking here.  

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