By: Kara Duffy
March 1, 2013
Tallahassee, FL- Folks from the Leon County Solid Waste Management Division are inviting county residents to drop off hazardous waste at their monthly, 'Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection.'
Richard Lobinske, the Hazardous Waste Manager says some of those items include, household paints, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, yard chemicals, batteries and fluorescent lamps.
The waste collection will be held March 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Leon County Public Works Operation Center.
"The customers can stay in the car. We send crews out with carts. We'll unload the vehicles and take them over where the items are then individually sorted and put into containers to transport back here," said Lobinske.
Officials say, some of the items considered 'hazardous' may surprise you; such as TV's, radios and cell phones.
"The circuit boards and the other materials inside, there's quite frequently a number of toxic heavy meals that are used in the manufacturing of those," Lobinske said.
There are a few items officials say they cannot accept Saturday. That includes prescription medications, sharp objects such as syringes and radioactive items.
"We just encourage people, if they have any doubts about a material, just bring it to us, and we'll make sure it goes where it needs to go," Lobinske said.