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Press Release

Household Hazardous Waste Event

Posted: Sep 18, 2012
Location: Tracy Municipal Airport - 5749 S. Tracy Blvd.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 17, 2012

 

 

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) EVENT

 

(Tracy, CA)-On Saturday, September 22nd from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the City of Tracy in partnership with San Joaquin County is offering a free Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event.

 

The event will be held at the Tracy Municipal Airport, 5749 South Tracy Blvd.  This event provides San Joaquin County residents an opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste in and around their homes, as well as unwanted electronics (E-Waste) and universal waste (U-Waste).

HHW products are usually marked with caution/warning labels and contain hazardous chemicals that may be toxic, flammable, corrosive or reactive.  It is illegal to dispose of these items in the garbage, down drains, or onto the ground because they contain dangerous materials that threaten human health and the environment. 

 

In addition to HHW, it is also illegal for consumers to dispose of unwanted electronics and universal waste in the garbage.  Typical E-Waste and U-Waste items found in households may contain toxic or corrosive materials which can also pose a threat to the environment and our health.  These items will also be collected FREE of charge. 

 

Acceptable HHW items:

  ·   Pesticide & Garden Products

·   Paints

·   Automotive Products

  ·   Household Cleaners & Sealants

·   Hobby Supplies

·   Pool Supplies

Acceptable Universal & E-Waste items:

·         Mercury thermometers/devices

·         Fluorescent light bulbs

·         Batteries

·         Computers, Printers,

·         Microwave Ovens

·         Radios, Stereos

·         Cell phones, Telephones

·         LCD Monitors, Screens

·         TV’s, VCRs

 

NOT ACCEPTED items:

·         Explosive/Radioactive Waste

·         Large Appliances

·         Tires

Businesses and residents with more than 20 electronic devices are encouraged to call Onsite Electronics Recycling at (209) 234-7994 in advance to make arrangements.

Businesses with hazardous materials must call (800) 207-8222. 

HHW Transportation Safety Tips:

               Transport no more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste.

               Don’t mix chemicals.

               Place chemicals in sealed containers.

               Transport materials in trunk and pack to avoid spilling.

               Leave pets and small children at home, please.

 

This free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is sponsored by the cities and County of San Joaquin, and operated by PSC Environmental Services and Onsite Electronics Recycling.

 

A special thanks to Tracy Disposal for partnering with the City and County and providing the containers used at the event.

 

CONTACT

Jennifer Cariglio, Public Works

209-831-4420

jennifer.cariglio@ci.tracy.ca.us

 

 

 

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