By: Chris Brunner
Get ready for more space in the garage because in April and May, residents can safely dispose of all types of household hazardous materials that they’ve been meaning throw out, but haven’t had a chance.
The cities of Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderdale Lakes, North Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Tamarac 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.
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the City of Ft. Lauderdale (Mill Pond Park) at 2201 NW 9th Ave (Powerline Road) or on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City of Tamarac at 6011 Nob Hill Road at 701 SW 71st Avenue, residents may 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, Turpentine, Weed killer, Wood stain and Wood stripper.
Also included are: 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 and wires.
The following are not accepted: business and government generated waste, explosives, bio-hazardous waste, microwaves and appliances.
You will not need to leave your car. Just drive through, show a valid driver’s license from one of the participating cities above, and workers will remove the items from your car.
Remember, you may not drop off items at Broward County’s Hazardous Waste Disposal.