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February 6, 2009: Household Hazardous Waste Collection set for February 8
 

The City of Coral Springs and Broward County are partnering to host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Sunday, February 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held in the parking lot at City Hall South, 9530 West Sample Road.

City and County residents are encouraged to bring their old paint, used motor oil, batteries, household cleaning supplies and other hazardous wastes to the collection site for proper disposal. Disposing of harsh chemicals and household wastes by professionals helps protect the environment.

Past household hazardous waste collection events in the City of Coral Springs have resulted in the disposal of 4700 gallons of old paint, 500 gallons of used motor oil, 4500 pounds of flammables, and 2400 pounds of pesticides and poisons. Almost 1000 Broward County residents participated in previous collection days, 793 of which resided within a five-mile radius of Coral Springs.

Other items accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Collection include: solvents, pesticides, lawn and pool chemicals, propane tanks, compact fluorescent light bulbs, tires (a maximum of four per person), fire extinguishers, car batteries, flares, mercury thermometers, televisions, computers, monitors, keyboards, mouses, printers, fax machines, cell phones, and rechargeable batteries. Business generated waste is not accepted at this event.

For more information, call Broward County Waste and Recycling Services at 954-765-4999.





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