DeKalb County to host free household hazardous waste event

DeKalb County hosts a household hazardous waste recycling event Oct. 21. CONTRIBUTED
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DeKalb County hosts a household hazardous waste recycling event Oct. 21. CONTRIBUTED

The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a biannual household hazardous waste recycling event 8 a.m. – noon Oct. 21 at the Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur. Sponsored by the DeKalb County Sanitation Division in partnership with MXI Environmental Services LLC, the event offers participants an opportunity to properly dispose of dangerous household chemicals that are no longer in use.

Hazardous materials such as aerosols, batteries, adhesives, flammables, lawn care products, fluorescent light bulbs, photo chemicals, artist supplies, paint and paint-related products will be accepted. Items such as agricultural waste, ammunition, pharmaceuticals, radioactive materials, and biohazardous and biomedical waste will not be accepted. Participants will be limited to 10 gallons of paint per vehicle.

Participation is free and only open to DeKalb County residents. Proper identification to prove DeKalb County residency may be requested.

Information: 404-294-2900 or sanitation@dekalbcountyga.gov or www.dekalbsanitation.gov.