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Oct
7
2015
Household Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday

Drop off batteries, chemicals, and more for free this Saturday.

The City of Yuma strongly encourages Yuma residents to drop off batteries, paints, light bulbs, chemical fluids and other items that can cause environmental damage or even health hazards if put in landfills or drains at our next collection event this Saturday.

Yuma's Household Hazardous Waste program will hold its next quarterly collection event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 10 at the City of Yuma North Public Works Yard, 265 W. 13th St. (13th Street between 4th Avenue and 1st Avenue). 

The City only conducts this Household Hazardous Waste day four times a year. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of unwanted items that should not be disposed in landfills or sewer systems.

Open to all City residents for no charge, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program is the safest way to dispose of products such as unwanted corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive material used in your home, car or truck, garden and lawn. Additionally, it is an opportunity to safely dispose of and/or recycle materials that are no longer needed or wanted within the home.

 

Items accepted at Saturday's HHW drop-off:

• Motor oil

• Antifreeze

• Paint

• Solvents

• Household cleaners

• Pesticides

• Fertilizers

• Batteries

• Tires (limit 5; must be off the rim) 

E-waste items for drop-off include:

• Home computer components

• TV sets

• VCRs/DVD players

• Cell phones

• Home phones

Recycling bins remain available year-round for residents to drop off aluminum cans, metal items, cardboard material, paper and clear plastic. The bins, 13th Street at 2nd Avenue, are open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, to all Yuma County residents.

 

Not accepted:

  •Large household appliances

  •Business or commercial waste 

  •Commercial recycling materials 

  •Explosives or ammunition

  •Pressurized gas

  •Radioactive materials

 

Future dates:

  • Jan. 9, 2016, 8 a.m. to noon

 

Questions?

Call (928) 373-4500