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:

Paints

Stains

Strippers

Wood preservatives

Roof tar and patching compounds

Adhesives

Putty and caulk

Auto/marine maintenance/care products

Fiberglass and epoxy resins

Solvents

Hydraulic fluids

Anti-freeze

Waste oil

Corrosives (muriatic acid, lye, etc.)

Pesticides, Fertilizers, and Weed Killers/Herbicides

Drain cleaners

Pool cleaning products

Fluorescent/CFL light bulbs

Waste containing mercury, like light bulbs and thermometers