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Household Hazardous and E-waste Mobile Collection Event this Weekend
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The City of Jacksonville Solid Waste Division hosts a series of six household hazardous waste and electronic waste (e-waste) mobile collection events throughout the city each year.  The third in the 2011 series takes place this Saturday. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Blue Cypress Park, 4012 University Blvd. N.
  • 0.8 miles north of University Boulevard N. and Ft. Caroline Road

 

The schedule of remaining events for this year is as follows:

 

Saturday, April 9, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Mandarin Park, 14780 Mandarin Road
  • Go south on San Jose Boulevard toward Julington Creek. Turn right onto Westbury Road and left on Mandarin Road.

 

Saturday, May 14, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

  • Jacksonville Beach Public Works Department, Operations and Maintenance Facility parking lot
  • 1460 Shetter Avenue, Jacksonville Beach

 

In the first two events held in 2011, the Solid Waste Division reported the following items were brought to them by 548 customers, thus preventing these items from going into the landfill:

-       Flammables: 28 55-gallon drums

-       Acids/Bases: five 55-gallon drums

-       Pesticides: seven 55-gallon drums

-       Spray paint: five 55 gallon drums

-       Latex paint: More than one truck load

-       E-waste: More than a trailer of miscellaneous units

 

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous wastes cannot be collected curbside with regular trash. Residents may bring these items to one of the scheduled mobile collection events or they may take items to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility located at 2675 Commonwealth Ave. The HHW Facility is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

 

Types of waste which may be brought to one of the mobile events or to the HHW Facility include:

 

  • Paint, varnish or shellac
  • Paint thinners and paint strippers
  • Rechargeable, automobile or lead acid batteries
  • Thermometers and thermostats
  • Drain cleaners
  • Pool, automobile, cleaning, lawn, garden and photographic chemicals
  • Aerosol cans
  • Antifreeze

 

  • Fertilizer and pesticides
  • Acids
  • Gun powder, ammunition and fireworks
  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes, including CFL light bulbs
  • 20-pound propane cylinders
  • Oil and oil filters
  • Gasoline, diesel and kerosene
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Flares

 

For more information or to arrange for special handling of unusual waste material, call (904) 630-CITY (2489) or visit www.coj.net, search keyword hazardous waste.

 

E-Waste

Residents are encouraged to utilize a mobile collection or the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, located at 2675 Commonwealth Avenue, for recycling electronic wastes.  The HHW Facility is open Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

 

Types of waste which may be brought to one of the mobile events or to the HHW Facility include:

 

  • Televisions*
  • Computer monitors*
  • Computer terminals
  • CPUs
  • Keyboards
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Stereo equipment
  • Radios
  • VCRs
  • DVDs
  • Camcorders
  • Desk and mobile phones
  • Pagers
  • Power tools
  • Small kitchen appliances (i.e. microwaves, toaster ovens)
  • Health and beauty appliances

*There is a limit of 3 Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and televisions per customer.

These items will be collected as part of normal garbage collection service if left at the curb.  However, once these items enter the waste stream with normal garbage they cannot be recycled and are disposed of in the landfill.

These items are only collected from residences.  Businesses should check for available recycling centers to arrange for the recycling and/or disposal of any e-wastes.

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