LAKELAND, FL — The city of Lakeland is hosting “Disposal Event” Saturday where residents can throw away household hazardous waste and electronics, the Polk County website said.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency website, hazardous waste recycling helps prevent environmental hazards, protects scarce natural resources, provides economic benefits and reduces the nation’s resilience on raw materials and energy.
The county has provided a list below of what’s acceptable to dispose of at the city event.
- Automotive fluids, engine oil
- Batteries (household or car)
- cooking oil
- Fluorescent bulbs and other mercury-containing devices
- Fuels (kerosene, gasoline)
- Paint (latex, oil)
- Paint thinner
- Paint remover
- Pool chemicals
- Propane tanks
- Wood preservatives
Limit up to five per household
- TVs, VCRs, CD, DVD or Blu-ray players
- Digital cameras, video cameras (camcorders)
- Cell phones, smart phones, MP3 players, iPods
- Computers and/or peripherals
- Fax machines
- Printers, copiers, printers or toner cartridges
- GPS, marine depth finders
- Radios, stereo equipment
- Video game players
Limit up to 24 per vehicle
- No off-road, tractor, floater/floating semi tires or tracks will be accepted.
- Tires from businesses, independent or commercial trucking companies or automotive business will not be accepted.
Saturday’s event starts 8 am to noon, Lakeland Solid Waste Parking Lot, 605 Evelyn Ave., Lakeland
For more information on tire collection or questions about substances contact: Keep Polk County Beautiful (863) 875-8911