Tallahassee, FL - October 1, 2012
Leon County Solid Waste Management Will Collect Potentially Harmful Items Saturday.
The Leon County Solid Waste Management Division announces the next monthly Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road. This is the second event of Leon County’s regular collection season, which will continue on the first Saturday of every month through May 2013.
When discarded, many household products can pollute and pose a health risk, so the Leon County Solid Waste Management Division holds these free events for County residents.
Businesses and other agencies must call (850) 606-1816 to make an appointment, Monday through Friday, to drop off their items at the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center, 7550 Apalachee Parkway. Some fees will apply. Citizens may bring up to 50 pounds of hazardous waste, in addition to their electronics.
Only one large-screen television per vehicle will be accepted. Propane tanks must weigh less than 40 lbs., and there is a limit of one tire per participant. There is also a limit of 25 fluorescent tubes per vehicle at the collection event. Medical sharps, medicines and radioactive waste cannot be accepted.
Additionally, citizens may visit the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center during normal business hours – Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center at (850) 606-1803 or visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/HHW/collection/ for the complete collection schedule.