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Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), in partnership with KFCB’s corporate sponsors, Forsyth County and the City of Cumming, invites residents to participate in the upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Recycling and Disposal event on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 (235 Castleberry Rd.).

 

Household hazardous waste is categorized as leftover household products that can be harmful if disposed of incorrectly.

 

“This event provides a great opportunity for residents to responsibly recycle household hazardous materials,” Forsyth County Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright said. “Things that people use every day, such as cleaning supplies and paint cans, can be hazardous not only to people but the environment if not disposed of properly.”

 

Items accepted:

•           Aerosols including aerosol paint

•           Automotive products (batteries, degreaser, brake/transmission fluid, antifreeze, motor oil, etc.)

•           Batteries (all types)

•           Chemicals

•           Chlorinated solvents

•           Cleaners (corrosives, spot removers, bleach, acids, bases, etc.)

•           Cooking oil and grease

•           Electronics (computers, monitors, laptops, televisions, etc.)

•           Fire extinguishers

•           Flammables (lighter fluid and waste fuels such as kerosene, gasoline, diesel fuel, etc.)

•           Fluorescent bulbs and ballasts

•           Glues & epoxy

•           Lawn care products (weed killer, fertilizer, etc.)

•           Mercury 

•           Oils (cooking, motor, lubricants)

•           Paints and Stains (all types)

•           Pesticides (herbicides, flea and tick products, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, etc.)

•           Pool Chemicals

•           Propane gas cylinders

•           Solvents and varnishes

•           Thermometers & thermostats

•           Wood preservatives

 

Not Accepted:

•           Medical waste, needles

•           Ammunition, explosives

•           Pharmaceuticals

•           Non-hazardous items

 

There is no charge for dropping off household hazardous waste. A minimum $5 donation is requested to help support Keep Forsyth County Beautiful.

 

The number of approved items brought to the event to be recycled is limited to what will fit in the trunk of a car, the back of an SUV or minivan, or up to a single layer of items in the bed of a pickup truck. Materials cannot be dropped off prior to the event.

 

For more information, visit keepforsythcountybeautiful.org, call KFCB at (770) 205-4573 or email kfcb@forsythco.com.

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