|Items Accepted at Drop-Off Event:||Items NOT Accepted at Hazardous Waste Events:|
|Antifreeze (Accepted year round at the 9031 Reichs Ford Road recycling drop-off center for no charge.)
|Aerosol spray paints||
www.Call2Recycle.org to find drop-off locations for battery recycling.)
|Fuels (gasoline/lighter fluid, oil/gas mixed)|
|Household & automotive cleaners|
|Mothballs, rodent poisons|
|Nickel-cadmium, NIMH and lithium ion batteries (all types of rechargeable batteries)|
||LED and halogen light bulbs can be disposed as regular household waste.|
| Smoke, radon and carbon monoxide detectors
|| Lithium ion batteries should never be disposed as regular trash or recycling!
|Stains and sealants
|Thinners and solvents
|General household materials labeled as "hazardous" or "toxic" on the packaging
For more information on other drug take back programs, please visit the following website:
According to the U.S. government Energy Star program, a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) uses 75% less energy and lasts about 10 times longer than an incandescent bulb! Part of what makes these bulbs work so efficiently is the small amounts of mercury they contain. This also means that they need to be handled carefully, and like any other potentially hazardous substance in your home, they need to be disposed of outside the regular waste system.
Note: Please don't toss CFL bulbs in your regular household trash!
More detailed information on compact fluorescent light bulbs, including disposal options and what to do if a bulb breaks in your home, can be found at the EPA website.