Hazardous Waste Disposal Day Held in Tallahassee

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, Fl May 5, 2012

Tallahassee residents got a chance to 'go green' Saturday 5-5-12

Veolia Environmental Services gave residents chance to dispose of any hazardous waste or electronics through seven different sites across the city. People could drop off old light bulbs, batteries and Styrofoam.

"Some of this stuff can contain hazard materials for us like the light bulbs with the mercury and your TVs could be harmful and detrimental to our environment. So we take them and process them the right way," says Seddrick Coleman of Veolia Environmental Services.

The sites also were accepting nonperishable food. Those were being donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2012 at 02:43 PM
    I will be the first to admit it was a bit scary going up to the dumpsters opening the hatchback of my hybrid ant trying to sneak in a few incandescent light bulbs past the Uzi armed jack booted guards, but I distracted them by dscussing my first release "forward" bumber sticker. It worked, I was able to sneak an entire gallon of non VOC paint into their containers while they admired my new bicycle rack . Awesome day all in all!!!!
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      by Tally on May 5, 2012 at 04:35 PM in reply to
      Incandescent light bulbs are not hazardous. CFL light bulbs are hazardous because they contain mercury and other nasty ingredients. Strange why the gub'ment is pushing the use of CFL's.
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