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Haunted hazardous waste accepted by Leon County

Haunted hazardous waste accepted by Leon County
Posted at 10:13 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 06:22:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Leon County Solid Waste Management Division is collecting haunted TVs and ghoulish light bulbs.

The county is doing so at its monthly Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection, which will take place on Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road.

These collection events will continue on the first Saturday of every month through May 2019.

When discarded, many household products can pollute and pose a health risk. So the division holds these free events for County residents.

Businesses and other agencies must call (850) 606-1816 to make an appointment, Monday through Friday, to drop off their items at the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center, 7550 Apalachee Parkway. Some fees will apply.

While Leon County can’t accept old Halloween costumes (no matter how toxic they look), citizens may bring up to 50 pounds of hazardous waste in addition to their electronics.

Only one large-screen television per vehicle will be accepted. Propane tanks must weigh less than 40 pounds, and there is a limit of one tire per participant. There is also a limit of 25 fluorescent tubes per vehicle at the collection event.

Medical sharps, medicines and radioactive waste cannot be accepted.

The division cannot accept bulky wastes such as appliances (refrigerators, stoves/ovens, washing machines, dryers, etc.), furniture, yard waste, construction and demolition debris, household garbage or Styrofoam.

Due to limited space, loads over 50 pounds will be directed to the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center, 7550 Apalachee Parkway.

Additionally, citizens may visit the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center during normal business hours – Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center at (850) 606-1803 or visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/HHW/Collection for the complete collection schedule and safe packing guide.