Household hazardous waste drop-off event March 3

The city of Apache Junction will be holding its annual free household hazardous waste, white goods, electronic recycling and document shredding collection event 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 3, at the city’s 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. An effort will be made to recycle as many of the items 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. All refrigerators and freezers must be emptied of food before they will be accepted.

Electronic recycling are items such as personal computers, laptops, flat panel monitors, modems, switches, power cords, printers, wire and cabling, mice, keyboards, hard drives, floppy, DVD, CD drives, telephones, cell phones, printers, fax machines, copiers, calculators, typewriters, flat panel televisions, stereos, radios, projectors, cable equipment, video equipment, VCRs, video game equipment, etc.

Document shredding of confidential documents will be done on site.

Items that will not be accepted are furniture, lamps, and small appliances, or any items from businesses or commercial interests.
The event is open to area residents, including Pinal County residents from the surrounding area. Participants are responsible for transporting the goods to the city collection site and will be asked to show proof of residency.

For additional information about the collection of household hazardous waste and other items, call Heather Hodgman at 480-474-8500.

Editor’s note: Al Bravo is the city of Apache Junction’s public information officer.

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