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CENTER, Texas (November 6, 2017) – The City of Center is hosting the Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal event on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at the Windham Civic Center.
 
“Center residents are encouraged to bring hazardous waste items to this event,” said Center City Manager Chad Nehring. “These items are not supposed to be disposed with normal trash and collected by our solid waste provider and go into the landfill.”
 
Items to be collected include: paint (oil and latex), pool chemicals, gasoline/kerosene, oil and filters, fluorescent lights, batteries, household cleaners, antifreeze, varnishes/stains, mercury, turpentine, fertilizers/pesticides, freon, and prescription medications. Items that will not be included are: household appliances and water heaters, construction materials, asbestos, explosives, ammunition, fireworks, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, medical waste, infectious waste, electronics and tires.
 
Electronic items can be disposed of at the annual Electronics Recycling Day, hosted by the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, held usually in the spring. Center residents are allowed to bring bulky waste items (appliances, construction materials, etc.) to the City Annex on Riggs Street on Tuesdays for disposal.
 
Center Mayor David Chadwick added, “These events plus our ongoing recycling program are small ways that everyone can play a role to help make Center a more attractive community.”  The event is open to all Center residents. No school, business, agricultural, or industrial wastes will be collected.
 
For more information please call City Hall at 936/598-2941
 

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