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Sat, Sept. 21

Prescott's free hazardous waste collection day is set for Sunday

PRESCOTT - For five hours on Sunday, Prescott residents will have an opportunity to dispose of any hazardous waste they might have accumulated in their homes.

The City of Prescott, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, will conduct a free dual household hazardous waste/electronic waste recycling event on Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will take place at the Prescott Transfer Station, 2800 Sundog Ranch Road.

In August, the Prescott City Council approved spending as much as $60,000 to cover the cost of the event, which allows for the safe disposal of hazardous waste. The event is open to all City of Prescott garbage-collection customers, and proof of residency will be required.

The city last conducted a free hazardous waste collection day in 2008, so officials are expecting Sunday's event to generate tons of waste. PSC of Glendale will provide the disposal service, and will provide an environmentally safe disposal method.

Among the accepted hazardous-waste items will be paints, paint thinners and removers, Freon, smoke detectors, fuel tanks, antifreeze, motor oil and fluids, light duty automobile tires, auto and other batteries, aerosol cans, pesticides, fluorescent lights, acids, household cleaners, and lawn and garden products.

The event will not accept commercial hazardous waste, explosives or commercial tires.

In the electronics waste recycling section, items accepted will be televisions, computers, monitors, cell phones, chargers, VCRs, CD and DVD players, fax machines, appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washers, and dryers), and cables and cords.

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