Mesa residents looking for a way to get rid of old cans of paint, batteries, pesticides, electronics, tires and prescription drugs are invited to bring these and other household hazardous waste materials to city-sponsored collection events. The next event will be held 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 8, at the Center Street Facility, 2412 N. Center St. (Center Street, north of McKellips). There is no additional cost to take advantage of this service. Household hazardous waste will only be accepted during the event dates and times and residents are asked to remain in their vehicles and refrain from smoking at all times while at the collection site.
Waste should be sealed in its original container if possible, and unmarked containers should be labeled if the contents are known.
Paint, polishes and varnishes
Appliances (limit two)
Gasoline and propane tanks
Electronics – TVs, computers, etc.
Automotive tires (limit five); rims are accepted if the tire has been removed
Fluorescent light bulbs
Prescription & non-prescription drugs
Industrial waste, radioactive material, explosives, large truck tires and trash will not be accepted. Collected materials will either be recycled, reused or disposed of in an environmentally responsible manner.
For more information, call city of Mesa Customer Service at 480-644-2221 or visit www.mesarecycles.org.