Hazardous Waste Collection In Two-Weeks

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(MURFREESBORO) Hear's a "heads-up", you have two-weeks to finish cleaning out that garage or attic before the local HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE collection from 8:00 to noon on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be at the Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department, 4765 Florence Road.

County Conservationist Mimi Keisling said "This is a way to dispose of common hazardous materials in an environmentally responsible way, and it is totally FREE for individuals."

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What Is Accepted

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She explained what was being accepted: Household hazardous waste materials are considered flammable, toxic, reactive and/or corrosive and should not be placed with regular garbage. Typical items to dispose of include cleaning fluids, pesticides, mercury thermometers and thermostats, fluorescent lamps, lithium and button batteries, aerosols, adhesives, medications, brake fluid, swimming pool chemicals, paint thinner and used needles in sturdy containers.

What Is Not Accepted

Items not accepted include ammunition, explosives, alkaline batteries, paint, electronics and any empty containers that should be disposed in normal trash.

While household waste may be disposed for free, there is a cost for disposal of Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Waste (i.e. wastes from non-household sources such as businesses, schools, farms, churches, etc.) An appointment is also necessary. Call (615) 643-3170 to request a price quote and schedule an appointment.

Keisling explained, "When transporting materials to the site, place containers in sturdy boxes lined with newspaper to prevent spills and cross-contamination in the trunk of a car or back of a truck. Be sure to keep materials away from children and pets."

For more information on the household hazardous waste mobile collection service, please call 1-800-287-9013 or visit https://www.tn.gov/environment/sw-mm-household-hazardous-waste-program.html. You can also speak with Mimi Keisling at 615-542-4633.

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