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Johns Creek holds Household Hazardous Waste Day, Oct. 11

September 30, 2014

Household Hazardous WasteJohns Creek residents can drop off toxic, domestic products at Johns Creek's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Home Depot parking lot at 5950 State Bridge Road near Medlock Bridge Road.

"Many products we use every day – cleaning supplies, paint, or pesticides – can contaminate the environment if they're just thrown away," said James Swope, Johns Creek Solid Waste manager. "They can even be dangerous to store."

Swope said the City is especially pleased to be accepting fluorescent lights this year for the first time, including those curly-cue lamp bulbs.

"We have a special machine called a "Bulb Eater" to crush and recycle them," he said. "There is no other really environmentally good way to recycle fluorescent bulbs, which contain mercury. So this is a special service we're providing our citizens."

Materials accepted are:
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Paints, solvents, cleaners and aerosols
  • Herbicides and pesticides
  • Motor oil and anti-freeze
  • Mercury
  • Batteries
  • Propane cylinders with functioning valves
  • Fire extinguishers and smoke detectors
  • Containers of fats, oils and grease from cooking
Materials not accepted:
  • medical waste and needles
  • pharmaceuticals
  • trash and non-hazardous items
  • electronics

Pre-registration is required and space is limited! Because of the potential volume of hazardous waste and affiliated costs, the event is limited to Johns Creek residents. If you are not sure if your address falls within the city limits of Johns Creek, use the Confirm Address page on the City website.

The program is sponsored by the City of Johns Creek and Keep Johns Creek Beautiful.

Register at www.knfb.org. For more information, call 770-551-7766 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or email info@keepjohnscreekbeautiful.org.