Jackson hazardous waste collection day set for Saturday (10/21)
JACKSON, TN (WNBJ)-
The city of Jackson’s household hazardous waste collection day will be this Saturday
Residents will have the chance to get rid of harmful waste from around their homes the right way and without harming the environment
“This year along with the hazardous waste we’re also collecting electronics and then we’ve added some more sponsors. Direct shred will be doing document shredding. We’ll be collecting cardboard; omega recycling will be doing out electronics and we’ve added prescription medicine drop off the Madison county narcotics division is doing that,” says Wendy Braxten-Rhyne the Storm Water Program Manager.
The collection times are 9 am to 1 pm this Saturday at 164 Conalco drive
For the full list of accepted items check out wnbjtv.com
Items OK to Bring:
From the workbench
Oil-based paint, thinner and stripper
Adhesives, driveway sealants, roofing tar and other home improvement products
(Latex paint will not be accepted; instead, small amounts of latex paint can be dried until solid and thrown away in the regular garbage.)
From the garage
Gasoline, antifreeze, coolants
Fuel and oil additives
Grease and rust solvents
Naval jelly and body putty
Carburetor and fuel injector cleaners
Car wax and polishes
Used oil: Many places in Jackson accept used oil year round.
From the yard
Herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers
From the house
Household cleaners, such as drain and oven cleaners, polishes and disinfectants
Computers, computer parts, and other electronic waste (no televisions)
Fluorescent light bulbs and tubes
A few more items
Needles and sharps (Place them in puncture-proof containers)
Photo processing chemicals
Aerosols and compressed gas
Mercury thermostats and thermometers
FROM OUR PARTNERS
10 box maximum per vehicle
Accepted Items: Computer equipment and components (PCs, CPUs, mice, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, laptops, modems, hard drives, memory, circuit boards, speakers, power cords, cables, etc.)
Other Electronic Items: (VCRs, DVD players, game systems, radio/CD players, MP3 players, PDAs/cradles, fax machines, scanners, cell phones/ cordless phones & chargers, and other electronic equipment). Not accepted: Televisions, microwaves, large appliances.
Prescription Medication Disposal
Keep medication in original container, if possible.
Will accept prescription medications and all over-the-counter medications.
Will not accept needles and liquid medications.
Boxes must be broken down before drop-off.
DO NOT BRING
Latex paint: Small amounts of latex paint can be dried until solid and thrown away in the regular garbage.
Used oil: Many places in Jackson accept used oil year-round.
Alkaline batteries: They can be thrown in the regular trash.
Radioactive, medical, or infectious waste
Smoke detectors or empty containers
Ammunition or explosives
Waste from commercial businesses without an appointment
Remember to keep waste in original containers and do not mix chemicals.