DATE: November 29, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Odette Reza-Brown, Broward County
Solid Waste and Recycling Services
Preparing your home for the holidays? Now is a great time to dispose of leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients like those found in paint, pesticides, cleansers and batteries. Broward County residents can also make some extra room in the house by getting rid of outdated electronics.
Through a partnership between Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities and North Lauderdale, this free drop-off event will take place at City Hall, 701 S.W. 71 Ave., North Lauderdale, on Sunday, December 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You can dispose of the following items: household hazardous waste including compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tubes, paint, solvents, motor oil, pesticides, household chemicals, lawn and pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks and fire extinguishers. Used electronics that can be dropped off, include TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, cell phones, CD and DVD players, and rechargeable batteries.
Proof of Broward County residency, such as a driver's license or current utility bill, is required. Items that will not be accepted are stereos, microwaves, kitchen appliances, explosives, biohazardous waste and business-generated waste.
In addition to this special event, Broward County operates these permanent drop-off locations, both of which are open every Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and accept household hazardous waste and used electronics:
- 2780 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach (north of Copans Road)
- 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., West Park (located between Miramar and Pembroke Park)
These special household hazardous waste collection events and disposal facilities are available to help reduce the potential harm posed by chemicals that present hazards to children and pets, and contaminate our waterways if disposed of improperly. For more information, call 954-765-4999. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals should call 954-765-4207 (TTY).