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Jan
9
2018
City to host Household Hazardous Waste Day on Jan. 13 at Yuma Civic Center

Event is held quarterly as part of an effort to ensure leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste is disposed of in a safe and proper manner.

YUMA, Ariz. – The City of Yuma’s quarterly Household Hazardous Waste collection day returns 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 13, in the east parking lot of the Yuma Civic Center (1440 W. Desert Hills Drive).

 Leftover household products that are flammable, corrosive, toxic or reactive under certain circumstances are considered household hazardous waste (HHW). The City's HHW Day provides a free opportunity for residents to safely dispose of these products, such as paint, batteries, pesticides and cleaners, by simply dropping them off. This type of waste requires special care to be properly disposed of. 

To participate, collect your unwanted household hazardous waste items and take them to the Civic Center parking lot, where traffic control devices will show vehicles to the drop-off site. Then, describe the types of waste to be collected. From there, staff will provide instructions for which station(s) to stop to drop off waste.

The following items will be accepted at the HHW collection event:

  • ?Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Antifreeze
  • Household cleaners
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Batteries
  • Fertilizers
  • Tires (limit of five; must be off the wheel)

No business/commercial waste, ammunition, pressurized gas, radioactive waste, explosives, prescription drugs or needles will be accepted.

Approximately 345 vehicles stopped by the most recent HHW Day on Oct. 17 to drop off unwanted hazardous waste. 

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
  • Paper
  • E-Waste
  • Cardboard material
  • Paper documents
  • Plastics 

 Next HHW collection date:

  • April 7, 2018

 

Questions? Please call the City's Public Works Department at (928) 373-4500.