Househould hazardous waste collection this weekend

Househould hazardous waste collection this weekend

YUMA, Ariz. – The city will be collecting hazardous materials at no charge this weekend as part of their Yuma Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program.

City officials say they will be processing, identifying and sorting all types of hazmat. The event is completely free and open to all residents.

Officials say they strongly encourage residents to drop off unwanted batteries, paint, light bulbs, chemical fluids and other items. The focus is to keep the environment clean by not disposing of hazmat in landfills or drains.

The event is from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 265 W. 13th St. (Second Avenue and 13th Street).

Below is a list of accepted and non-accepted items.

Items accepted at Saturday’s HHW drop-off:

• Motor oil

• Antifreeze

• Paint

• Solvents

• Household cleaners

• Pesticides

• Fertilizers

• Batteries

• Tires (limit 5; must be off the wheel)


E-waste items for drop-off include:

• Home computer components

• TV sets

• VCRs/DVD players

• Cell phones

• Home phones


Not accepted:

•Large household appliances

•Business or commercial waste

•Commercial recycling materials

•Explosives or ammunition

•Pressurized gas

•Radioactive materials

The HHW are held four times a year, the next one will take place on October 8th.

About The Author

Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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