The City of Yuma’s quarterly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection days move to a new location – the east parking lot of the Yuma Civic Center – 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 14.
Designed as a way to help Yuma residents safely dispose of household hazardous waste and E-waste products, HHW events are free of additional charge for City of Yuma residents.
HHW products are defined as unwanted corrosive flammable, toxic or reactive materials used in homes, cars/trucks, gardens and lawns.
The location change is effective until further notice, including all four 2017 HHW events. The former site is being utilized in preparation for construction of a new City of Yuma fleet services facility.
The Jan. 14 HHW collection will be organized in similar fashion to previous events: residents drive up, describe the types of waste to be deposited and then follow instructions for which stations to stop to drop off their waste.
The Yuma Civic Center’s address is 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive, with entrance at Avenue A and 36th Street.
The following items will be accepted at the HHW collection event:
- Motor oil
- Household cleaners
- Tires (limit of five; must be off the wheel)
No business/commercial waste, ammunition, pressurized gas, radioactive waste, prescription drugs, or needles will be accepted.
E-waste items for drop-off include:
• Home computer components
• TV sets
• VCRs/DVD players
• Cell phones
• Home phones
Residents may bring the following household items to the drop-off site to be recycled:
- Aluminum cans
- Cardboard material
- Paper documents
Future HHW collection dates:
- April 8, 8 a.m. to noon
- July 15, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Oct. 14, 8 a.m. to noon
Questions? Please call the City's Public Works Department at (928) 373-4500.