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LAKELAND, FL (December 16, 2021) – The City of Lakeland’s Division of Solid Waste will be hosting a FREE Household Hazardous Waste and End of Life Electronics event in conjunction with the Polk County Solid Waste Division on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.  The collection event will take place at 605 Evelyn Avenue (off Parker Street). This mobile collection event is intended to make it more convenient for our community to safely dispose of their waste and discarded electronic equipment.

Household Hazardous Waste – Accepted Materials

Paints, paint thinners, fluorescent light bulbs, motor oil, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, insecticides, household batteries, etc.  No biohazard (medical) waste or business waste will be accepted.

End of Life Electronics – Accepted Materials

Computers, monitors, keyboards, terminals, televisions, stereos, printers, fax machines, video games consoles, wireless devices, etc.   No more than five items per household, please.

Gene Ginn, Manager of Solid Waste said, “If not properly disposed of household hazardous waste can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health. Household hazardous waste can cause physical injury to sanitation workers and can contaminate septic tanks or wastewater treatment systems if poured down drains or toilets. It is very important that we have these events where household hazardous waste is disposed of properly.”

Should you have any questions, please call Debbie Almon, Solid Waste Coordinator at 863/834-8778.  For more information on household hazardous waste, please visit https://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/public-works/solid-waste/hazardous-waste.

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