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Hazardous waste and e-waste mobile collection event Nov. 12

The City of Jacksonville Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Commission and Solid Waste Division are partnering to host a household hazardous waste and e-waste mobile collection event from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Normandy Park located at1728 Lindsey Road – 32221

Jacksonville/Duval County residents are encouraged to dispose of hazardous waste at mobile collection events to prevent the materials from consuming space in the landfill and/or causing harm to the local environment. These items are only collected from Duval County residents. Businesses should check for available recycling centers to arrange for the recycling and/or disposal of any hazardous wastes or e-wastes.

Additionally, cell phones, chargers and iPods will be collected for donation to the Hubbard House, which recycles or refurbishes them, and gently worn or new shoes will be collected for donation to Soles4Souls, which delivers them to people in need.

This is the only mobile collection event remaining in 2011and is replacing the 2012 household hazardous waste and e-waste mobile collection event traditionally held each spring at Crystal Springs Park.

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous wastes cannot be collected curbside with regular trash. Residents may bring these items to the mobile collection event or they may take items to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Ave. The HHW Facility is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Types of waste which may be brought to the mobile event or to the HHW Facility include:

Paint, varnish or shellac

Paint thinners and paint strippers

Rechargeable, automobile or lead acid batteries

Thermometers and thermostats

Drain cleaners

Pool, automobile, cleaning, lawn, garden and photographic chemicals

Aerosol cans

Antifreeze

Fertilizer and pesticides

Acids

Gun powder, ammunition and fireworks

Fluorescent bulbs and tubes, including CFL light bulbs

20-pound propane cylinders

Oil and oil filters

Gasoline, diesel and kerosene

Fire extinguishers

Flares

For more information or to arrange for special handling of unusual waste material, call 904-630-CITY (2489) or visit www.coj.net, search keyword hazardous waste.

E-Waste

Residents are encouraged to utilize a mobile collection or the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located at 2675 Commonwealth Ave., for recycling electronic wastes. The HHW Facility is open Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Types of waste which may be brought to one of the mobile events or to the HHW Facility include:

Televisions*

Computer monitors*

Computer terminals

CPUs

Keyboards

Printers

Scanners

Stereo equipment

Radios

VCRs

DVD players

Camcorders

Desk and mobile phones

Pagers

Power tools

Small kitchen appliances (i.e. microwaves, toaster ovens)

Health and beauty appliances

*There is a limit of three Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and televisions per customer.

Electronic wastes will be collected as part of normal garbage collection service if left at the curb; however, once these items enter the waste stream with normal garbage they cannot be recycled and are disposed of in the landfill.


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