Need to clean out that garage full of old paints, cleaners, electronics and other toxic waste? Mobile County has a solution.
Drive up and drop them off at the Mobile County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at the Grounds at Ziegler Blvd. and Old Shell Road.
The county is accepting all electronics, including TVs, computers, printers, phones, fax machines, batteries and light bulbs.
The county will also accept oil-based and latex paints, household cleaners, automotive fluids, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, pool chemicals and aerosols.
It’s easy and it’s free.
Drop-off items can be brought in boxes or on tarps inside of a vehicle.
On Saturday, just drive through, set your car in park, and let the professionals clear out your vehicle.
Chemists and other experts will be on hand to separate the items to properly dispose of them.
“These are the types of products that pose a health threat risk if improperly discarded in our landfills or water systems,” said Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl.
At the last waste disposal event held by the county, almost 900 vehicles turned out — resulting in more than 70 tons of waste collected.
All the collection events are sponsored by a $700,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“We can all do our part to keep our land and waters safe from toxic pollutants, and at the same time, we can get these unwanted and outdated chemicals out of our homes,” said Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood.
“We have the people and the space to move everyone in and out easily and quickly,” said Mobile County Commission President Connie Hudson. “There are few opportunities to get these items discarded and we hope all our citizens will be able to participate this weekend.”