Bedford County Hosts Hazardous Waste Assortment September twenty fifth

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The Tennessee Division of Atmosphere and Conservation (TDEC) cell family hazardous waste assortment service can be in Bedford, Maury, Meigs, and Montgomery counties Saturday September 25.

Tennesseans are inspired to deliver family hazardous waste – together with cleansing fluids, pesticides, batteries and extra – to a chosen drop-off location. An individual doesn’t have to stay within the county to take part.

The drop-off places are:

Bedford County – Bedford County Agriculture Middle, 2119 Midland Rd., Shelbyville. 8 a.m.-noon. The contact is Diane Forbes at (865) 684-4651.

Maury County – Maury County Stable Waste Division, 1233 Lawson White Dr., Columbia. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The contact is Doug Giles at (931) 375-6400.

Meigs County – Decatur Farmers Market, Hwy 58, Decatur, 8 a.m.-noon. The contact is Perry Harris at (423) 334-5268.

Montgomery County – Veterans Plaza, 350 Pageant Lane, Clarksville, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. The contact is Mary Anderson at (931) 648-5751.

“This is a superb alternative in these areas for residents to eliminate family hazard waste correctly,” David Salyers, commissioner of the Tennessee Division of Environmental Conservation, mentioned. “The COVID pandemic affected collections final yr, and we’re keen to supply the service once more at websites throughout the state within the coming weeks.”

Because the program’s inception in 1993, greater than 360,000 Tennessee households have correctly disposed of greater than 23 million kilos of fabric. There have been over 1,400 one-day assortment occasions.

Family hazardous waste supplies are thought of flammable, poisonous, reactive and/or corrosive and shouldn’t be positioned with common rubbish. Typical gadgets to dispose of are cleansing fluids, pesticides, mercury thermometers and thermostats, fluorescent lamps, lithium and button batteries, aerosols, adhesives, drugs, brake fluid, swimming pool chemical compounds, paint thinner and used needles in sturdy containers. Gadgets not accepted embody ammunition, explosives, alkaline batteries, paint, electronics, and any empty containers that must be disposed in regular trash. There isn’t any value or appointment obligatory for family hazardous waste assortment.

Whereas family waste could also be disposed totally free, there’s a value for disposal of Conditionally Exempt Small Amount Generator Waste (i.e. wastes from non-household sources reminiscent of companies, faculties, farms, church buildings, and so on.) An appointment can also be obligatory. Name (615) 643-3170 to request a worth quote and schedule an appointment.

Many counties and municipalities meet the wants of native residents by offering assortment of batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze and digital scrap – or BOPAE, as it’s typically referred to as. When dealt with appropriately, these BOPAE supplies are minimally hazardous, however inappropriate for assortment at family hazardous waste occasions. Tennesseans are inspired to contact their native metropolis or county stable waste division to seek out BOPAE assortment websites of their space.

When transporting supplies to the positioning, place containers in sturdy bins lined with newspaper to stop spills and cross-contamination within the trunk of a automobile or again of a truck. You’ll want to preserve supplies away from youngsters and pets.

For extra info on the family hazardous waste cell assortment service, please name 800-287-9013 or go to this TDEC hyperlink.

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