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Free Drop-Off for Household Hazardous Waste to be Held January 24

Broward County residents are encouraged to recycle their used electronic equipment and dispose of household hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner – and now that’s easier than ever.

Thanks to a partnership between Broward County Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities and Fort Lauderdale, a free drop-off event will be held on Sunday, January 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at 101 N. Andrews Ave. (west of city hall) in Fort Lauderdale.

Residents can dispose of household hazardous waste, free and safely, including compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tubes, paint, solvents, motor oil, pesticides, household chemicals, lawn and pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks and fire extinguishers; and used electronics, including televisions, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, cell phones, compact discs and digital video disc players, and rechargeable batteries.

Proof of Broward County residency, such as a driver’s license or current utility bill, is required. Items that cannot be accepted are stereos, microwaves, kitchen appliances, explosives, bio-hazardous waste and business-generated waste.

In addition to this special event, Broward County operates these permanent drop-off locations, all of which accept household hazardous waste and used electronics:

• 2780 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach (North of Copans Road), open every Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., West Park (located between Miramar and Pembroke Park), open every Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• 5940 Reese Road, Davie. Open Saturdays only, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help keep Broward green by properly disposing of your household hazardous waste and used electronics. For more information, call Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals should call TTY).

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Jan 23 2010. Filed under Broward County, Events, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Local news. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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