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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

 APRIL 18- SATURDAY 8 AM - 1:00 PM

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Vehicles line up to dispose of hazardous waste at Justice Center.

Its spring time and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is sponsoring its yearly Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Loudon County residents. Spring is here and this is your opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials such as old paint cans in a safe environmentally responsible way. This is a great way of disposing of toxic materials, which we may have in our homes, garages and sheds. Pass the word to your family and friends, please collect your hazardous waste and bring it to the Justice Center this Saturday, April 18th. A list of items is posted below along with a website for additional information.

 

Day: April 18, 2009 (Saturday)

Time: 8:00 AM 1:00 PM

Location: Loudon County Justice Center

Sugarlimb at Hwy. 11 (Lee Hwy.)

Contact: Gordon Harless 865.988.0175   

 

Website: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/swm/hhw/

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

AUTOMOTIVE AND MARINE PRODUCTS

              oil and fuel additives

              grease and rust solvents, naval jelly

              carburetor and fuel injector cleaners

              starter fluids

              body putty

              antifreeze / coolant

              gasoline

HOME MAINTENANCE / IMPROVEMENT PRODUCTS

              oil-based paint

              used strippers and thinners

              adhesives

              driveway sealant

              roofing tar

              wallpaper remover

              stains and varnishes

HOME LAWN AND GARDEN PRODUCTS

              pesticides

              fertilizers

              wood preservatives

MISCELLANEOUS

              pool chemicals

              photo processing chemicals

              medicines / drugs

              aerosols / compressed gas

              mercury thermostats and thermometers

              fluorescent tubes

              compact fluorescent bulbs

ELECTRONICS

              CPU's

              TV's (console TV's must be dismantled)

              monitors

              printers

              keyboards

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

MEDICAL / BIOLOGICAL

              needles and sharps

              infectious wastes

              dead animals

              any waste from a doctor's office, clinic, or veternarian's office

EXPLOSIVES / AMMUNITION

              fireworks

              military ordnance

              gun powder

              ammunition

RADIOACTIVES

              smoke detectors

              radium paint

BUSINESS / INSTITUTIONAL WASTE

              no businesses, large or small

              no colleges or universities

              no schools

              no hospitals

              no home improvement or painting contractors

              no agribusiness

MISCELLANEOUS

              empty containers of any kind

              automotive gas tanks

              laboratory chemicals

              cooking oil

              alkaline batteries - should be thrown away in the trash

 

Website: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/swm/hhw/hhwproducts.shtml

 

To see a complete list of events: 

Website: http://www.state.tn.us/environment/swm/hhw/hazcoll.shtml

 

For more information about Tennessee's Household Hazardous
Waste Program, Paula Mitchell at 615-532-9265.

 

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04-13-09