MONROE COUNTY SOLID WASTE HOSTS HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS AND ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION THIS SATURDAY ON STOCK ISLAND
STOCK ISLAND, FL – Monroe County Solid Waste will host a Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste collection on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bernstein Park, 6751 5th Street, Stock Island. Disposing of hazardous and e-materials is free at the event for residents.
Household hazardous waste are products often found in the garage, sheds, storage areas, or under the kitchen sink. They are corrosive, flammable, reactive, or toxic. These chemicals can contaminate Monroe County’s sensitive ecosystem. It is incredibly important to dispose of these chemicals properly.
For more information on household and electronic waste, visit www.monroecounty-fl.gov/solidwaste.
Hazardous waste includes:
Roof tar and patching compounds
Putty and caulk
Auto/marine maintenance/care products
Fiberglass and epoxy resins
Corrosives (muriatic acid, lye, etc.)
Pesticides, Fertilizers, and Weed Killers/Herbicides
Pool cleaning products
Fluorescent/CFL light bulbs
Waste containing mercury, like light bulbs and thermometers