DATE: January 15, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Odette Reza-Brown
Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services
Through a partnership between Broward County Solid Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities and Fort Lauderdale, a free drop-off event for household hazardous waste, used electronics and old medications will take place on Sunday, January 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 301 N. Andrews Ave., just three blocks north of Broward Boulevard.
This event provides a great opportunity to make some extra room in your home by disposing of leftover paint, pesticides, rechargeable batteries and other potentially harmful products. Recycle outdated electronics and make room in the medicine cabinet by dropping off old medications — all in one easy stop!
Bring the following items for disposal: household hazardous waste, including leftover cooking oil, 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 accepted include TVs, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, cell phones, CD and DVD players, and rechargeable batteries. Unused, unwanted and expired medications for safe disposal can also be dropped off.
Items not accepted are stereos, microwaves, kitchen appliances, explosives, biohazardous waste and business-generated waste.
Proof of Broward County residency such as a driver's license or current utility bill is required. In addition to this special event, Broward County operates permanent residential drop-off centers in the following locations, both of which accept household hazardous waste and used electronics and are open Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
• N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach (north of Copans Road)
• 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., West Park
These disposal facilities and special household hazardous waste collection events are available to help reduce the potential harm of chemicals to children and pets, and of contamination to our environment. For more information, call 954-765-4999. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals should call 954-765-4207 (TTY).