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  • Household Hazard Waste Program expands

    Jul 01, 2013 | Read More News
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    The Tucson/Pima County Household Hazardous Waste Program (HHW) will expand collection events to provide more convenient locations for residents to dispose of HHW. Beginning in July, the 2nd Saturday Collection Event will be held at a different location in the City each month.  On July 13, 2013, the 2nd Saturday collection will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at 4004 S. Park Avenue at the Price Service Center. The site previously located at 1102 W. Irvington Rd. will be closed permanently. A calendar of all events is available on the Environmental Services (ES) website at www.tucsonaz.gov/hhw.

    Common household products such as solvents, cleaners, rechargeable and automotive batteries, used motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides and herbicides are safe to use, but are potentially harmful to people, pets and the environment if poured down the sink or thrown away in the regular trash.  By dropping off their HHW, residents help to ensure that products are reused, recycled, or disposed of properly. Each year, the HHW Program reuses or recycles 98% of the materials collected. Residents who have products marked Toxic, Poison or Flammable, can use one of the HHW Collection Sites for easy, proper disposal.

    A new service will be offered to residents beginning July 1, 2013. ES will begin offering on-demand home pick-ups of HHW for a $25 fee. Residents who can’t bring their materials to a drop-off site can simply set an appointment for collection of their materials. For more information or to order a home pick-up, please call ES Customer Service at 520-791-3171.

     The HHW Program only accepts materials generated in homes—no commercially generated materials are accepted. More information is available on-line at www.tucsonaz.gov/hhw, calling ES Customer Service at 791-3171 or downloading the ‘my-waste’™ App for smartphones at http://www.my-waste.mobi/AZ-Tucson/