DUNEDIN Ė Pinellas County solid waste brings its Mobile Hazardous Waste Collection event to Dunedin High School, 1651 Pinehurst Road, Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents can drive up and drop off household electronics and chemicals, such as TVs, cell phones, computers, paints, motor oil, fertilizers and batteries at no charge.
Businesses should arrange for drop-off and payment by calling Creative Recycling at 813-621-2319 for electronics, or contact Pinellas County Solid Waste at 464-7500 for chemical vendor information.
The average household can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of chemicals around the home over time. These products can be harmful to the environment and to the people handling them if they are not disposed of properly. Chemicals should never be put out with the regular trash and they should not be poured down drains, into storm sewers or on the ground.
Electronics also should not be disposed on in the trash. They contain useful materials, such as aluminum, glass and plastic, that can be extracted and recycled.
For more information on mobile collections, including what to bring and what not to bring, or information on the permanent Household Electronics & Chemical Collection Center (HEC3), call Pinellas County Solid Waste at 464-7500 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities.