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Hazardous waste items

Hazardous waste items

By: Chris Brunner

Get ready to make room in your garage because on Saturday you can safely dispose of all types of household hazardous materials that you’ve been meaning to, but haven’t had the chance.

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

This Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Westside Maintenance Complex, located within the Corporate Park at 4181 NW 121 Avenue in Coral Springs, residents from the cities above can drop off the following items.

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, bio-hazardous waste, microwaves,  appliances. 

Remember, you may not 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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