Dispose Of Household Hazardous Waste Free Today

October 23, 2010

Escambia County will host a Regional Roundup today from 8 a.m. until noon at Tate High School, 1771 Tate Road, Cantonment. Regional Roundup events provide an opportunity to properly dispose of electronics, household hazardous waste (HHW), shoes and up to four tires free of charge.

Businesses and residents can dispose of all types of clean, dry, recyclable electronics including computers, monitors and terminals, keyboards, mice, printers, TVs, copiers, fax machines, VCRs, stereo systems, and telephones. Electronics that have been stored outdoors or have water damage cannot be recycled. Businesses should call the Division of Solid Waste Management to make an appointment for disposal. Appliances are not accepted.

HHW items can cause injury if handled improperly. These items will usually have a warning or cautionary statement on their labels, such as: flammable, corrosive, poison, or toxic and include items such as swimming pool chemicals, cleaners, drain openers, paint and paint products, fuels, gases, lawn and garden chemicals, aerosol cans, and automotive repair and maintenance products.

Shoes are also collected for the Soles4Souls program. Donated shoes should be bound together with a rubber band.


Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) NorthEscambia.com reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.