Clear Your Space and Remove Hazardous Waste on February 6

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By: Chris Brunner

Your garage may have room to park that car because you can now safely dispose of all types of household hazardous materials that you’ve been meaning to, but haven’t had the chance.

The cities of Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, and Pompano Beach have established a cooperative agreement that will allow residents several opportunities to dispose of the full range of these materials at special one-day events throughout the year.

This Saturday, February 6, from 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coral Springs residents may drop off the following items at the Westside Maintenance Complex, located within the Corporate Park at 4181 NW 121 Avenue in Coral Springs:

Aerosol products
Ammonia
Ammunition
Antifreeze
Auto fluids
Auto batteries
Boat batteries
Boat fluids
Charcoal starter
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
Drain cleaners
Fertilizer
Fire extinguishers
Fireworks
Flares
Fluorescent tubes
Gasoline
Herbicides
Household cleansers
Insecticide
Kerosene
Lawn chemicals
Lighter fluid
Mercury thermometers
Motor oil
Nail polish & remover
Paint
Pesticides
Photo chemicals
Pool chemicals
Propane tanks
Rechargeable batteries
Rust remover
Solvents
Spot remover
Tires (limit 4)
Turpentine
Weed killer
Wood stain
Wood  stripper

You may drop off the following: answering machines, computer cables, cell phones, computers (including laptops), copiers, DVD and VCR players, fax machines, flash and hard drives, keyboards/mice, monitors, pagers, print cartridges, printers, radios, routers, satellite/cable boxes, scanners, speakers/stereos, telephones, televisions, wires 

The following are not accepted: business- and government-generated waste, explosives, biohazardous waste, microwaves,  appliances. 

Remember, residents are not allowed to drop off items at Broward County’s Hazardous Waste Disposal. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 954-344-1165.

About Chris Brunner

Chris Brunner Chris has been a contributing writer at Tamarac Talk and Coral Springs Talk since 2015 beginning back in high school. He is a resident of Coral Springs and is currently attending college.

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  • TRH

    This is not a realistic solution to the problem. It gives the appearance of a solution to a chest thumping politician, but who is going to get in their car and drive to the Corporate Park to drop off some AAA batteries? Ditto for all the rest of the items on the list. They are all currently going in the trash. You know it and I know it, so why all the political posturing as though this is a solution?

    A periodic pick up of banned items is the better solution. A designated one day per month pick up will probably stop much of the hazardous items from continuing to be dropped into the household trash.