Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is April 24. Here are the details.

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Jefferson County Household Hazardous Waste Day in 2020. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

Save the date Jefferson County!  The annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is fast approaching. Start gathering up all the items you need to toss NOW. Need details?

Here is the 4-1-1.

Celebrate Earth Week

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Week (remember Earth Day is April 22)  this year than properly disposing and recycling hazardous materials. 

The Date:  Saturday, April 24 – 8:00a.m. to 11:30a.m (or when they reach capacity – get there early!) 

Locations

3 places across the County! They include:

  • First Baptist Gardendale South – 940 Main Street, Gardendale 35071
  • Classic Car Motoring – 3900 Grants Mill Road, Irondale, 35210
  • City of Bessemer Laydown Yard – 1205 15 Ave. N., Bessemer, 35020

Safety First: We are still in the midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Participants bringing items will need to remain in their vehicles with the windows up. Place items to be unloaded in the back of the vehicle, preferably the trunk, pick-up or on a utility trailer.

THE LIST

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Jefferson County Household Hazardous Waste Day in Spring of 2020. This was the paper shredding and recycling operation. Photo via Beth Cunningham for Bham Now
  • 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 (limit 8 – no rims) 
  • White goods (large appliances, grills, lawn mowers, etc.) 
  • Vehicle fluids (antifreeze, gasoline, oil)

Got Questions?

Call Jefferson County Stormwater Program at 205-325-8741.

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  • Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.