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Tuscaloosa Hazardous Waste Disposal Day – June 2, 2018

The City of Tuscaloosa will host the annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Disposal Day on Saturday, June 2 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. noon at the City of Tuscaloosa Public Safety Logistics building located at 3311 Kauloosa Avenue. This one day only, drop-off event is funded and made possible by Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa. The HHW check-in and collection will be conducted by the City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services staff.

HHW Disposal day is free and open only to residents that live in Tuscaloosa County. Waste will not be accepted from commercial businesses, residents outside Tuscaloosa County and non-profit organizations. IDs will be checked before accepting wastes. Due to the high cost of this event, the City of Tuscaloosa reserves the right to limit quantities accepted, and stop accepting waste once quota is exceeded.

Household hazardous waste is the discarded, unused or leftover portion of household products containing toxic chemicals that can pose a threat to human health and the environment if disposed of improperly. Hazardous wastes can usually be identified by labels such as: “Warning”, “Caution”, “Poisonous”, “Toxic”, and “Flammable”, “Corrosive”, “Reactive”, or “Explosive”. Items dropped off will either be neutralized and recycled into new product, or safely and properly disposed.
 
Examples of household hazardous wastes include: Drain cleaner, photo cleaner, household cleaners, rust preventative, mothballs, automotive fluids, paint thinner, oil, Antifreeze, Propane Tanks, batteries, arts and crafts supplies, etc. Examples of items that will not be accepted are Tires, medical waste, Non-Residential Waste, Construction Waste, TVs or Electronics and radioactive waste. Remember Out-of-County waste will not be accepted. For a more detailed list on what is accepted and what is not accepted, call 205-248-5311 or visit www.tuscaloosa.com/ESD.

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