DeKalb County Hazardous Waste Event

DeKalb County Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, March 31

House.Bolero House.Sunset hazardous waste DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis invites county residents to participate in the third Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, March 31, 8 a.m. to noon at the DeKalb County Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Dr. in Decatur.

The event, sponsored by Keep DeKalb Beautiful (KDB) and the DeKalb County Sanitation Division, in partnership with Clean Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., offers county residents an opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous waste properly free of charge.

Household hazardous waste is classified as products that contain potentially dangerous chemicals and are no longer used. These products should not be mixed with regular trash and can be potentially harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly. DeKalb County encourages residents to take advantage of this opportunity to clear their homes of unneeded or unused household hazardous waste and to help keep county landfills and the environment safe for everyone.

If you have questions about the event or would like to volunteer, please contact Keep DeKalb Beautiful at (404) 371-2654

The following are lists of hazardous waste  items that will and will not be accepted at the event. Please make sure to bring only items on the items accepted list or they will be turned away.

Items accepted:

• Aerosols

• Mercury

• Batteries

• Adhesives

• Flammables

• Lawn-care products

• Automotive products

• Fluorescent bulbs

• Photo Chemicals

• Hobby and artists supplies

• Paints and paint-related products

• Cleaners and swimming pool chemicals

Items NOT accepted:

• Bio-hazardous/Bio-medical waste

• Agricultural waste

• Ammunition

• Explosives

• Pharmaceuticals

• Radioactive materials

• Non-hazardous waste