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Household hazardous waste day set for Sunday

PRESCOTT - The City of Prescott and Yavapai County are partnering to conduct a "Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day" this weekend.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 22, at the City of Prescott Transfer Station, 2800 Sundog Ranch Road, and will be open to Prescott residents and those in unincorporated Yavapai County.

Proof of residency within Yavapai County, such as a driver's license or utility bill, will be required.

Acceptable items include: Acids, antifreeze, appliances, batteries, car batteries, cleaners, electronics, fluorescents, Freon, fuel tanks, paint, paint remover, paint thinner, pesticides, smoke detectors, tires, and used oil.

Requirements for prescription and over-the-counter drugs include: Pills/capsules/tablets should be removed from their containers and placed in a Ziploc bag; liquids, salves, ointments, and aerosols can stay in their original containers, and caps should be tight, and then placed in a Ziploc bag.

Items that will not be accepted include: Ammunition, asbestos, commercial (business) waste, commercial vehicle tires (tractors, tractor trailer, and heavy equipment), explosives, fireworks, home-generated medical waste, household garbage, items in plastic trash bags, radioactive waste, or any other material or items not included from the "Acceptable item"  list above.

All loads brought into the transfer station should be covered and contained.

Further information is available by contacting the City of Prescott Transfer Station at 928-777-1116.

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