DATE: May 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 Weston, a free drop-off event for household hazardous waste and used electronics will take place on Sunday, May 19, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Complex, located at 2599 South Post Road, Weston.
This event provides a great way to dispose of leftover products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients like those found in paint, pesticides, cleansers and batteries. You can also get rid of outdated electronics that are just taking up space in your home -- all in one easy stop and for free!
Bring the following items for disposal: household hazardous waste including compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), 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.
Items that cannot be 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.
Broward County also operates permanent residential drop-off centers, both of which accept household hazardous waste and electronics and are open Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
• 2780 N. Powerline Road., Pompano Beach (north of Copans Road.)
• 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., West Park (located between Miramar and Pembroke 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).