What To Do With Household Hazardous Waste & E-Waste
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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Below is a reminder from the Orange County Utilities Department:
There’s a better home for your household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste (E-Waste). Deliver your paints, pesticides, propane tanks, cooking oil, fluorescent lightbulbs, computers, cell phones, car fluids, and more to a community collection event or county drop-off location for free proper disposal. Never dispose of HHW or E-Waste in your recycling cart. A community collection event: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 8:00 am-3:00 pm., at Apopka High School, 555 W. Martin Street, Apopka, FL, 407-905-5500.
The Permanent HHW & E-Waste Drop-Off Locations:
- Orange County Landfill: 5901 Young Pine Road, 7 days a week, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
- McLeod Road Transfer Station: 5000 L.B. McLeod Road, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
*Keep in mind that Best Buy and many original sellers may be able to take back your old iphones and/or electronics.
When disposing of unwanted or expired medications, please do not flush them down the toilet or pour them down the drain. Instead, bring them to one of the Orange County’s drop-off locations, which can be found at www.drugfreecoalition.org or on the EcoMap at www.ocfl.net/environment . You may also safely dispose of unwanted medications by following these federal guidelines:
- Take prescription drugs out of their original containers.
- Discourage consumption by mixing with an undesirable substance such as cat litter, dirt, or used coffee grounds.
- Put the mixture into a disposable container with a lid, such as an empty margarine tub, or a sealable bag.
- Remove or conceal any personal information, including Rx number, on the empty drug containers by scratching off or covering with black permanent marker or duct tape.
- Place the sealed container with the mixture and the empty drug containers in the trash.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm, at 12100 Young Pine Road, Orlando FL 32829, in honor of American Recycles Day, Orange County will host its annual recycling celebration at the Orange County Landfill. This free family event will feature: Exhibits, Entertainments, Children’s Activities, Truck Displays, Refreshments, and Landfill Tours. So, bring your family out, young and old, to this event to increase better understanding of how recycling is good for the planet.
Finally, there will be NO COLLECTION on Thanksgiving Day for garbage, recycling, or yard waste. During the holiday week, Thursday collection will be on Friday, and Friday collection will be on Saturday.
According to a new report, the world’s e-waste — discarded smart phones, iPads, and televisions — will grow by 33 percent to 72 million tons in just three years. Dan Ackerman, editor at CNet, joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with more on how to combat this troubling trend. in the video “E-waste: How big of a problem is electronic waste?” below:
Below, is a video on “Advice on disposing of household hazardous waste” from WPTV News of West Palm Beach, Florida:
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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