Cans of unused paint were just some of the hazardous waste items collected during a metro Atlanta “Eco Collection” in this 2013 file photo.
Photo: AJC file
Photo: AJC file

N. Fulton city collecting chemical waste

If you’re a Milton resident who has old cans of paint and other hazardous chemical waste taking up space in your home, then you’re in luck.

On Sept. 9 at Cambridge High School, Milton will be collecting hazardous household chemicals. The city will take cans and bottles of chemicals off its resident’s hands for free from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This is event is for Milton residents only and pre-registration is required. Registration forms can be completed on the city’s website.

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Items accepted at the event include latex paints, oil-based paints, aerosol paints, gasoline, kerosene, transmission fluid, brake fluids, gardening chemicals, pool chemicals, household cleaning products, items containing mercury, lightbulbs and household batteries.

Some liquids may be limited to 10 gallons, and some must be brought in their original containers.

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The city asks that residents not bring automotive batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, electronics, explosives, ammunition or prescription drugs.

For more information, please contact Teresa Stickels at

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