Tallahassee, FL - Local officials are trying to keep used household products out of hamrs way. On Tuesday September 28, Leon County officials held an open house for the new Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center.
Residents can drop off items to recycle and dispose of toxic, flammable and corrosive materials at the center, which is located at the Solid Waste Management Facility on Apalachee Parkway.
Richard Lobinske/Household Hazardous Waste Manager says,"Thank you to the citizens of Leon County for wanting to do the right thing, for wanting to properly handle all of these material they have around their houses, or their businesses. That's why we're here, because the citizens of this county wanted it."
Leon County also holds free monthly collection events The next event is this coming Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Operations Center.