From CEO Burrell Ellis' office: DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis invites county residents to participate in the fourth Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m. – noon at the DeKalb County Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur, GA 30030.
The event, sponsored by Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division, in partnership with Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., offers county residents an opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous wastes properly free of charge. Household hazardous waste is classified as products that contain potentially dangerous chemicals and are no longer used. These products should not be mixed with regular trash and can be potentially harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly.
DeKalb County encourages residents to take advantage of this opportunity to clear their homes of unneeded or unused household hazardous waste and to help keep county landfills and the environment safe for everyone.
The following are lists of items that will and will not be accepted at the event. Please make sure to bring only items on the items accepted list or they will be turned away.
• Lawn-care products
• Automotive products
• Fluorescent bulbs
• Photo Chemicals
• Hobby and artists supplies
• Paints and paint-related products
• Cleaners and swimming pool chemicals
Items NOT accepted:
• Bio-hazardous/Bio-medical waste
• Agricultural waste
• Radioactive materials
• Non-hazardous waste
The event is free for DeKalb residents; IDs are required and early arrival is recommended. Residents are limited to 10 gallons of paint per vehicle. No commercial vehicles will be allowed.
If you have questions about the event or would like to volunteer, please contact Keep DeKalb Beautiful at (404) 371-2654 or firstname.lastname@example.org.