Leon County Recycles Old Holiday Lights at Collection Event

Monday, November 27, 2017 | 

Leon County Recycles Old Holiday Lights at Collection Event

WHO:         Leon County

WHAT:        Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection

WHEN:       Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE:     Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road 

The Leon County Solid Waste Management Division announces the next monthly Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection, which will take place on Saturday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Public Works Operations Center, 2280 Miccosukee Road. This event is one of many monthly activities in Leon County’s regular collection season, which will continue on the first Saturday of every month through May 2018.

Making the switch to energy efficient LED holiday lights? Don’t know what to do with those old or no longer-working strings of holiday lights? Either way, recycle unwanted light strings with Leon County. As a seasonal reminder, Leon County accepts holiday lights for recycling year round.

When discarded, many household products can pollute and pose a health risk, so the division holds these free events for County residents. Businesses and other agencies must call (850) 606-1816 to make an appointment, Monday through Friday, to drop off their items at the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center, 7550 Apalachee Parkway. Some fees will apply.

Citizens may bring up to 50 pounds of hazardous waste, in addition to their electronics. Only one large-screen television per vehicle will be accepted. Propane tanks must weigh less than 40 pounds and there is a limit of one tire per participant. There is also a limit of 25 fluorescent tubes per vehicle at the collection event. Medical sharps, medicines and radioactive waste cannot be accepted. The division cannot accept bulky wastes such as appliances (refrigerators, stoves/ovens, washing machines, dryers, etc.), furniture, yard waste, construction and demolition debris, household garbage or Styrofoam.

Additionally, citizens may visit the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center during normal business hours – Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the Leon County Hazardous Waste Center at (850) 606-1803 or visit www.LeonCountyFL.gov/HHW for the complete collection schedule and safe packing guide.

 

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