19 Tons of Hazardous Waste Collected

Hundreds of area residents deposited more than 19 tons of hazardous waste during the city of Apache Junction’s most recent Household Hazardous Waste collection day.

A recently completed final tally of the event showed that 38,145 pounds of hazardous waste was collected from Apache Junction and Pinal County residents. The city received 746 tires, 49 items of white goods, 15,609 pounds of electronic recycling items and 5,900 pounds of paper shredding. The city had approximately 536 cars that passed through the event dropping off items such as paint, oil, gasoline, tires, batteries, propane tanks, air conditioners, refrigerators, televisions, computers, etc.

The annual “Household Hazardous Waste, White Goods, Electronic Recycling and Document Shredding” collection event was held on Saturday, March 3.

We would like to thank the city and county residents for participating in this event and bringing their unwanted waste to our facility. We would also like to thank all the city employees who came in on a Saturday to help out with the event.

Watch for information on additional household hazardous waste collection events at http://www.ajcity.net/536/Community-Programs.

For additional information about the collection of household hazardous waste and other items, contact Heather Hodgman at 480-474-8500.

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