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Mesa residents encouraged to take advantage of Household Hazardous Waste Collection events

The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection will be from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Feb. 10 at the East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur St. (City of Mesa)

Mesa residents looking for a way to get rid of old cans of paint, batteries, pesticides, electronics, tires and prescription drugs are invited to bring these and other household hazardous waste materials to city-sponsored collection events. The next event will be from 8 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Center Street Facility, 2412 N. Center St.

“There are certain items, such as automotive fluids, pool chemicals, tires and fluorescent light bulbs, that should never be disposed of in a regular trash container due to their hazardous nature,” said Mariano Reyes, marketing/communications specialist II with the Mesa Environmental Management and Sustainability Department. “To assist with the safe disposal of these and other hazardous waste items, the city of Mesa hosts Household Hazardous Waste Collection events throughout the year. Residents may also bring appliances and electronics to this event so they can be recycled and made into new products.”

There is no additional cost to take advantage of this service. Household hazardous waste will only be accepted during the event dates and times and residents are asked to remain in their vehicles and refrain from smoking at all times while at the collection site.

Waste should be sealed in its original container if possible, and unmarked containers should be labeled if the contents are known.

Acceptable items:

  • Paint, polishes and varnishes
  • Fuel additives
  • Pool chemicals
  • Paint-related materials
  • Smoke detectors
  • Aerosol cans
  • Adhesives
  • Motor oil
  • Antifreeze
  • Appliances (limit two)
  • Gasoline and propane tanks
  • Batteries
  • Mercury
  • Pesticides
  • Electronics – TVs, computers, etc.
  • Transmission fluid
  • Automotive tires (limit five); rims are accepted if the tire has been removed
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs

Industrial waste, radioactive material, explosives, large truck tires and trash will not be accepted. Collected materials will either be recycled, reused or disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.

As an added convenience feature, Mesa residents may sign-up to receive automatic email reminders for future household hazardous waste collection events. To subscribe to this list, residents should visit the city’s home page online and follow the posted instructions.

For more information, call Mesa Customer Service at 480-644-2221 or visit: www.mesarecycles.org.

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