Hazardous waste collection on Saturday

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Rutherford County is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at the City of Murfreesboro Public Works Facility, 4765 Florence Road in Murfreesboro. The collection will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

All households are encouraged to participate. Acceptable items are home maintenance/improvement products such as used strippers and thinners, adhesives, driveway sealant, roofing tar and wallpaper remover. Home lawn and garden products that are accepted include pesticides, fertilizers, and wood preservatives. In addition, acceptable miscellaneous items include pool chemicals, photo processing chemicals, aerosols / compressed gas, mercury thermostats and thermometers, fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent bulbs and medicines/drugs. Please empty medications into a zip lock plastic bag before bringing to the event. Also, be aware that the Sheriff’s Department, located at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro has a free collection bin for unused medicine that is available year round. The bin is located in the main lobby of the department.

Items that are NOT accepted include medical/biological waste such as needles, sharps and infectious wastes. Automotive gas tanks, explosives, ammunition, gun powder and fireworks are also banned from this collection. In addition radioactive wastes such as smoke detectors and radium paint will not be accepted. Electronic waste is also NOT accepted at his event. Instead, it is collected free-of-charge each Tuesday and Saturday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at 1140 Haley Road in Murfreesboro. Items such as old televisions, computers, monitors, and computer peripherals are accepted, but the cord must be attached. 

PAINT IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED at this collection.

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