Apache Junction hosts recycling, document shredding event

The City of Apache Junction will host a household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding collection event. (File Photo)

The city of Apache Junction will host a Household Hazardous Waste, White Goods, Electronic Recycling and Document Shredding collection event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17 at the public works operations yard, 575 E. Baseline Road.

The household hazardous waste collection is for items that typically cannot be deposited into your regular trash, according to a press release. An effort will be made to recycle as much of what is collected.

Residents may bring hazardous waste items such as anti-freeze (up to 20 gallons in up to 5 gallon containers), batteries (auto/truck and marine), motor oil (up to 20 gallons in up to 5 gallon containers), and paint (latex and oil based, non-aerosol), and passenger, light-truck and semi-truck tires (rims will not be accepted). Collection of hazardous waste and tires will be free of charge.

White goods are any large household appliances such as refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers, stoves, washing machines, clothes dryers and related items. All refrigerators and freezers must be emptied of food before they will be accepted, a release states.

Electronic recycling are items such as personal computers, laptops, flat panel monitors, modems, switches, power cords, printers, wire and cabling, computer mouses, keyboards, hard drives, floppy, DVD/CD drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, fax machines, copiers, calculators, typewriters, flat panel TVs, stereos, radios, projectors, cable equipment, video equipment, video cassette recorders and video game equipment, among others.

Document shredding of confidential material will be done on site.

Items that will not be accepted include furniture, lamps and small appliances, or any items from businesses or commercial interests. Participants are responsible for transporting items to the city collection site and will be asked to show proof of residency.

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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