Household Hazardous Waste event returns

 

The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Recycling Center will hold a household hazardous waste collection event from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Recycling Center, 705 South Main Ave. in Fayetteville. 

The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. 

Organizers said household hazardous waste is defined as corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive materials found in homes, cars, trucks, gardens, and lawns. 

Those who participate can dispose of leftover household chemicals, lawn and garden products and automotive materials, organizers said. 

Household cleaners include drain openers, oven cleaners, wood or metal cleaners and polishes, toilet bowl cleaners and disinfectants. Home maintenance chemicals include oil base paint, paint thinner and wood preservatives, paint strippers and removers and adhesives. 

Automotive products include fuel additives, grease and rust solvents, air-conditioning refrigerants, starter fluids, body putty, coolants and carburetor and fuel injector cleaners. 

Lawn and garden chemicals include herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. All other items include fingernail polish remover, pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, medicines to be collected by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, reactive aerosols, compressed gas, mercury thermostats and thermometers. 

Organizers said bad latex paint can be dried out and disposed of properly, but good paint should be used or donated. 

The following will not be accepted: infectious waste, explosives, ammunition and radioactive waste including smoke detectors. 

All non-households, such as businesses, schools, farms and churches, can participate for a fee and should register in advance by calling Clean Harbors at 615-643-3170.

Things that can be recycled, should be recycled, organizers said.

Computers and accessories, TVs and other electronics, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, oil paint, motor oil and batteries are accepted daily at the recycling center. 

Go to www.iswarecycle.net or call 931-703-2435 to find out more.

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