CLEARWATER - Collect hazardous waste items from your home, office or garage, and properly dispose of them at the upcoming mobile collection Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clearwater Home Depot, 2495 Gulf to Bay Blvd.
Drive up and drop off hazardous waste, unwanted electronics and chemicals through this free service to county households. Businesses should arrange for drop-off and payment by calling Creative Recycling at 813-621-2319 for electronics, or EQ Florida at 813-319-3400 for chemicals.
According to officials with the county’s solid waste department, sponsor of this event, household electronics and chemicals – such as TVs, cell phones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries – should never be dumped in the regular trash, drains, storm sewers or on the ground. These products can be harmful to the environment and to the people handling them if they are not disposed of properly. Electronics contain useful materials that can be extracted and recycled, such as aluminum, glass and plastic.
For more information on mobile collections, what to bring and what not to bring, or the permanent Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Center (HEC3, call Pinellas County Solid Waste at 464-7500 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities.