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Leon County hosts hazardous waste event

Leon County hosts hazardous waste event
Leon County hosts hazardous waste event
Posted at 5:07 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 13:19:34-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Instead of throwing away your hazardous waste you can recycle it.

This Saturday, the Leon County Government is is hosting a recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Citizens may bring up to 50 pounds of their hazardous waste.

Items include household items, cleaners, garbage items, batteries, and electronics.

"This give the citizens the opportunity to do the right thing keep harmful materials out of the municipal waste stream where it can cause environmental damage it can also cause risk to salt and waste workers when chemicals react in garbage trucks," said Manager for Hazardous Waste, Dr.Richard Labinski.

When unsafe waste is discarded it can pollute and pose an health risk to the public.