Hazardous Waste Collection Day set for Saturday in Obion County

Hazardous Waste Collection Day set for Saturday in Obion County

Has the paint been piling up in your garage? Do you have outdated analog televisions you need to discard? You can get rid of both and more this Saturday at the Obion County Hazardous Waste Collection Day. Obion County and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation have teamed up to offer the special day where items not meant to end up in the landfill can be disposed of. Residents can deliver their items to the Obion County Recycle Center between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The center is located at 1003 B Mount Zion Road, Union City, near the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex. The collection site will accept: • Household cleaners, such as drain, oven and metal cleaners; polishes; and disinfectants. • Paint, thinner, stripper, adhesives and other home improvement products. • Herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers and other lawn and garden products. • Waste oil and gasoline, antifreeze, oil and fuel additives, refrigerants and other automotive products. • Tires (six per household), batteries, pool chemicals, aerosols, fluorescent light bulbs, home computers, printers and other miscellaneous ewaste. The collection site will NOT accept: • Medical wastes, radioactive waste, vegetable oil, explosives or wastes from businesses, schools, farms and churches. • Large home appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, etc. Waste must be kept in its original container and should not be mixed with other chemicals. There is a 100-pound limit per family. For more information, call Mike Cary at 885-8109. Published in The Messenger 5.28.08

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