Alpharetta will conduct a household hazardous waste collection for local households only on Saturday, Nov. 16. AJC FILE

Alpharetta sets household hazardous waste collection

Alpharetta residents will have a chance to get ride of paint and related materials, house and garden chemicals and other household hazardous substances at a one-day recycling collection in November.

The collection is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Alpharetta Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road. There is no charge, but pre-registration by is required by Thursday, Nov. 14. To register:

Residents should bring their registration confirmations to the collection.

Acceptable items will include aerosol, latex and oil-based paints, stains and varnishes in their original containers; solvents, thinners and mineral spirits; flammable and automotive liquids; pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer and lawn and garden chemicals; pool and spa chemicals; and items containing mercury.

Items not accepted include truck and automotive batteries, electronics, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, or medical or prescription drugs.

Information: Terry Porter, 678-297-6213 or or

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