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Registration Open To Recycle Household Hazardous Waste April 9


Online pre-registration is now open and required for participation at Availability is on a first come, first served basis until the maximum amount of materials or vehicles are registered for participation.


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


Items that will be accepted include corrosive, ignitable, toxic and/or reactive household hazardous waste such as paints, cleaners, oils, fuels, batteries, fluorescent or HID light bulbs, herbicides, pesticides and more. Items that will not be accepted include medical waste, needles, ammunition, explosives, pharmaceuticals and non-hazardous items.


Items that will be accepted include corrosive, ignitable, toxic and/or reactive HHW items.

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 and bases)

•             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 and epoxy

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

•             Mercury 

•             Oils and greases (motor, lubricants, industrial)

•             Paints and Stains (all types) - limit 10 gallons

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

•             Pool Chemicals

•             Small propane gas cylinders

•             Solvents and varnishes

•             Thermometers and thermostats

•             Wood preservatives

Not Accepted:

•             Medical waste, needles

•             Ammunition, explosives

•             Pharmaceuticals

•             Non-hazardous items


“This is one of the best ways to get rid of their clutter in a convenient way,” said Forsyth County Environmental Program Manager Tammy Wright. “Things that people use every day, such as cleaning supplies and paint, can be hazardous not only to people but the environment if not disposed of properly.”


There is no charge for dropping off household hazardous waste during the event. A $5 donation is requested to help support Keep Forsyth County Beautiful, a 501c3 non-profit organization.





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