Disposing of hazardous waste in landfills contaminates drinking water and can kill wildlife. Throwing out electronics can waste billions of dollars in recoverable materials such as gold, silver, coltan, copper, palladium, platinum, and other valuable metals. Proper disposal is important for protecting the health of humans and our environment.
On Saturday, October 2, 8 a.m. – noon at Sedona City Hall the City will offer free household hazardous waste and electronics collection. This event is for residents of Sedona and unincorporated Yavapai County. You’ll need to show a driver’s license and one utility bill as proof of residence.
Waste that will be accepted includes the following: aerosol paints and spray products, batteries except for lead acid or any vehicle battery, computer equipment, gasoline, household cleaners, kerosene, light bulbs, pesticides, pool chemicals, small appliances, small electronic devices, standard grill and camping propane tanks, oil-based paints, stains, solvents, thinners, televisions and adhesives.
Waste that cannot be accepted includes ammunition and fireworks, car or other vehicle batteries, commercial business waste, explosives, compressed gas cylinders other than propane such as oxygen, latex paints, medical waste or prescription drugs, motor oil and oil filters, radioactive materials including smoke detectors, tires of any kind or any other material or items not listed in the accepted list.