Clear Some Space: Your Chance to Remove Hazardous Waste

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By: Chris Brunner

Make more space inside your garage because there are two dates you will safely be able to get rid of any type of household hazardous materials that you’ve been meaning to dispose of, but haven’t had the chance to.

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

Coral Springs residents may drop off items on Saturday, January 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 2201 NW 9th Avenue in Ft. Lauderdale or on Saturday, February 7 at 4181 NW 121 Avenue in Coral Springs.

The following items are considered household hazardous materials:

Aerosol products
Auto fluids
Auto batteries
Boat batteries
Boat fluids
Charcoal starter
Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
Drain cleaners
Fire extinguishers
Fluorescent tubes
Household cleansers
Lawn chemicals
Lighter fluid
Mercury thermometers
Motor oil
Nail polish & remover
Photo chemicals
Pool chemicals
Propane tanks
Rechargeable batteries
Rust remover
Spot remover
Tires (limit 4)
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. 

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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.

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Chris Brunner

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