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Our once-a-year chance to get rid of household hazardous waste

Anderson County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Saturday, April 14, 2012, from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Oak Ridge Public Works Building (behind K-Mart in Oak Ridge).

Household Hazardous Waste is anything generated in the household that has a hazardous property such as being flammable, corrosive, toxic or reactive with heat or contact with metals.

Hazardous materials that are accepted include: Household cleaners, drain openers, polishers, disinfectants, adhesives, strippers, thinners, paint removers, pesticides, herbicides, poison, fungicides, wood preservatives, automobile fluids, cleaners, and solvents, old fuel, and anti-freeze. Other household materials you can bring include: rechargeable batteries, Lithium and button batteries, pool chemical, old medicine/drugs, Aerosols, Compressed gas, and chemicals from chemistry sets or photo processing.

Items that they will not accept include: Paint, electronic, alkaline batteries, medical & Infectious Waste, explosives/ammunition, radioactive materials (including smoke detectors), automotive oil, lead acid batteries.

This event is sponsored by Anderson County Solid Waste Management and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. If you have questions contact the Anderson County Solid Waste Office, 463-6845

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