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Johns Creek holds Household Hazardous Waste Day, Oct. 24

September 30, 2015

RecycleJohns Creek residents can drop off toxic, domestic products at Johns Creek's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 24. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Home Depot parking lot at 5950 State Bridge Road near Medlock Bridge Road.

“Some household products – cleaning supplies, paint, or pesticides – are really bad for the environment if they’re just thrown away,” said James Swope, Johns Creek Solid Waste manager. "They’re poisonous and they linger for a long time. This program provides our residents with a way to dispose of old hazardous waste in a way that’s safe environmentally.”

Swope said the City also will be accepting fluorescent lights, including those curly-cue lamp bulbs.

"Our ‘Bulb Eater’ machine crushes and recycles them,” he said. "They contain mercury and there is no other really environmentally good way to recycle fluorescent bulbs."

Materials accepted are:
• Fluorescent lights
• Paint (limit 10 gallons)
• Solvents, cleaners and aerosols
• Herbicides and pesticides
• Pool chemicals
• Motor oil, gasoline, and anti-freeze
• Mercury
• Batteries
• Propane cylinders with functioning valves
• Fire extinguishers and smoke detectors
• Electronics
• Containers of fats, oils and grease from cooking

Materials not accepted:
• medical waste and needles
• pharmaceuticals
• ammunition or explosives
• trash and non-hazardous items

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.