Dates Set for Tamarac Residents to Dispose of Household Hazardous Materials

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By: Chris Brunner

Make more space inside your garage because there are two dates you will safely be able to get rid of any type of household hazardous materials that you’ve been meaning to dispose of, but haven’t had the chance to.

The cities of Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, and Pompano Beach have established a cooperative agreement that will allow City residents several opportunities to dispose of the full range of these materials at special one-day events throughout the year.

Tamarac residents may drop off items on Saturday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2201 NW 9th Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale or on Saturday, February 7 at 4181 NW 121 Avenue in Coral Springs.

The following items are considered household hazardous materials:

Aerosol products
Ammonia
Ammunition
Antifreeze
Auto fluids
Auto batteries
Boat batteries
Boat fluids
Charcoal starter
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
Drain cleaners
Fertilizer
Fire extinguishers
Fireworks
Flares
Fluorescent tubes
Gasoline
Herbicides
Household cleansers
Insecticide
Kerosene
Lawn chemicals
Lighter fluid
Mercury thermometers
Motor oil
Nail polish & remover
Paint
Pesticides
Photo chemicals
Pool chemicals
Propane tanks
Rechargeable batteries
Rust remover
Solvents
Spot remover
Tires (limit 4)
Turpentine
Weed killer
Wood stain
Wood  stripper

You may drop off the following: Answering machines, computer cables, cell phones, computers (including laptops), copiers, DVD and VCR players, fax machines, flash and hard drives, keyboards/mice, monitors, pagers, print cartridges, printers, radios, routers, satellite/cable boxes, scanners, speakers/stereos, telephones, televisions, wires 

The following are not accepted: Business- and government-generated waste, explosives, biohazardous waste, microwaves,  appliances. 

Remember, residents are not allowed to drop off items at Broward County’s Hazardous Waste Disposal.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2010 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Tamarac and to give resident's a forum. We are not affiliated with the City of Tamarac. That's why this site can be occasionally opinionated and obviously open.

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  • Lisa

    Thank you very much for passing along this information. Not being able to utilize Broward County’s site has been quite inconvenient. I will let my neighbors know about these dates and locations and also about Tamarac Talk 🙂

  • Pierre Curtis

    The recent Tamarac method of disposal of hazardous waste (or rather the lack of it ) has become very inconvenient. We are part of Broward so why can’t we in Tamarac get back to using the Broward County’s Hazardous Waste Disposal site which is so much more convenient for all of us? Also where can you drop off Appliances & Microwaves? Lack of convenience surely will make people throw out hazardous waste with normal trash or the recycling bins?