The City of Ocala will conduct a special waste amnesty day Saturday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of at NE 14th Street and NE Eighth Avenue. This is a great time to eliminate a variety of unwanted trash that is usually hard to get rid of.
Special waste consists of household hazardous waste and electronics. Neither of these types of waste is permitted to be picked up with regularly scheduled residential waste collection. Special waste from businesses will not be collected.
Examples of hazardous waste items accepted:
Lawn and garden chemicals
Paint, paint thinners, gasoline and antifreeze
Fluorescent bulbs, including compact fluorescent lamps
Used oil and filters
Batteries (auto batteries, rechargeable batteries, etc.)
Thermometers and thermostats
Examples of electronic items accepted:
Computers, keyboards and monitors
Small copiers, printers, answering machines and fax machines
CD, DVD, Blu-ray and MP3 players
Stereos and televisions
Cell phones, tablets, PDAs, scanners and cameras
For more information, please contact the City of Ocala Residential Sanitation Department at 352-351-6697.
Source: Ocala News Release
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