How to get rid of unwanted chemicals in Decatur

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Need to get rid of some dangerous chemicals? The City of Decatur has the opportunity to do this on the second Saturday of each month as part of their Household Chemical Collection program.

From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., officers will be on site at the Decatur Sanitation Department (1802 Central Parkway) to take away chemicals, motor oil and paint, to name a few. You can bring and hand in the following:

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  • Batteries: Both dry cell (used in watches, remote controls, toys, and smoke detectors) and lead acid (used in vehicles, motorcycles, lawn mowers, and boats)
  • Used Motor Oil: Motor oil is accepted for recycling alone or mixed with other fluids including antifreeze, transmission oil or brake fluid; Be sure to label your containers accordingly
  • color
  • household cleaners
  • petrol
  • Kerosene
  • all purpose oil
  • Filled aerosol cans
  • pool chemicals
  • fertilizer
  • pesticides
  • herbicides

This collection is intended for household use only and is limited to a maximum of 10 1 gallon pails of paint and no more than 100 pounds of chemicals per month. No shipments will be accepted from businesses, farms or barn/storage shed cleaners or pickup trucks that exceed paint and chemical limits.

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