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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Get Rid of It!

The next mobile collection of hazardous materials will be held May 17th at 2 locations in Pinellas County, (click HERE for a look at the schedule). This is a great opportunity to get rid of all that SPOOKY STUFF lingering in garage cabinets and sheds.

Pinellas County Utilities organizes this program. Speaking from personal experience, the whole thing runs like clockwork. There is usually a long line, but do not be discouraged. There are staff and volunteers available and your burden is quickly and efficiently lifted from your trunk or truck-bed.

One collection site will be the Indian Rocks Beach City Hall, 1507 Palm Bay Blvd. The other, for south-county dwellers, will be the Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place, behind Walgreens.

What to Bring:
chemicals, automotive fluids, cleaners, fertilizers, fluorescent bulbs and other mercury containing devices, fungicides, herbicides, household batteries, paint (latex or oil), paint remover, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, solvents, wood preservatives. Electronics: TVs, VCRs, cell phones, computers, copiers, digital cameras, fax machines, microwave ovens, monitors, printers, printer cartridges, stereo equipment, telephones, etc.

What NOT to Bring:
appliances, biological or infectious waste, empty paint cans, explosives, fire extinguishers, garbage, propane tanks, radioactive waste, smoke detectors, vehicle batteries

To get rid of THOSE bad-boys, check out the A to Z Guide for Recycling and Disposal in Pinellas County. A comprehensive list providing resources for safely being done with them!

The Household Electronics and Chemicals Collection Center is open every day but Wednesday and Sunday (and holidays) at 2990 110th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, 727-464-7500. For more information, contact Pinellas County Utilities at or phone 727-464-4000.


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