Jefferson County, Alabama

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day


Got paint, stains or glues sitting around in your garage?  How about bags of unused yard chemicals or cans of vehicle fluids? 

If you do, then now is the time to get rid of them responsibly by bringing for proper disposal at our annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.  There are 3 event locations to choose from: Bessemer, Gardendale and Irondale.   Event time is from 8:00am– 11:30 am for each location.  There is no cost to attend, but you will have to show proof of residency for Jefferson County (a driver’s license or car tag is just fine).

Participants bringing items will remain in their vehicle with the windows up.  Place items to be unloaded in the back of the vehicle, preferably the trunk, pick-up truck or on a utility trailer.

Other items collected include:

  • Ammunition
  • Batteries (household, car,rechargeable)
  • Electronics (including televisions and CRT monitors)
  • Household cooking oil and grease (new and used)
  • Light bulbs
  • Paint (latex, oil, stains, solvents)
  • Paper shredding
  • Yard chemicals (pesticides,fertilizers, herbicides)
  • Prescription drugs and expired over the counter meds
  • Tires
  • White goods (large appliances, grills,lawn mowers, etc.
  • Vehicle fluids (antifreeze, gasoline,oil)

For more information contact the Jefferson County Stormwater Program 205-325-8741, or click here for a printable flyer.

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