Upcoming Hazardous Waste, Lakeland Electronics Disposal Event

LAKELAND, FL — The City of Lakeland is hosting a “disposal event” Saturday where residents can dispose of household hazardous waste and electronics, the Polk County website reported.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website, recycling hazardous waste 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 is acceptable to eliminate at the town event.

Chemical products

  • Automotive fluids, motor oil
  • Batteries (domestic or auto)
  • Cleaners
  • Cooking oil
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent bulbs and other devices containing mercury
  • Fuels (kerosene, gasoline)
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Paint (latex, oil)
  • Paint thinner
  • paint stripper
  • pesticides
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks
  • Solvents
  • Wood preservatives

Electronic

Limit up to five per household

  • TVs, VCRs, CD, DVD or Blu-ray players
  • Digital camera, video cameras (camcorders)
  • Cell phones, smart phones, MP3 players, iPods
  • Computers and/or peripherals
  • Fax machines
  • Printers, copiers, printers or toner cartridges
  • GPS, marine sounders
  • Radios, stereo equipment
  • Telephones
  • Video game players

Tires

Limit up to 24 per vehicle

  • No off-roaders, tractors, semi-floating/floating tires or caterpillars will be accepted.
  • Tires from companies, independent or commercial trucking companies or automotive companies will not be accepted.

Saturday’s event begins 8 a.m. to noon, Lakeland Solid Waste Parking Lot, 605 Evelyn Avenue, Lakeland

For more tire collection information or substance questions, contact: Keep Polk County Beautiful (863) 875-8911

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