Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event [Apr 6]

... via email from ONE DeKalb - Office of Neighborhood Empowerment

photo credit: ONE DeKalb email
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
8:00 am-Noon

DeKalb County Sanitation Division | map |
Central Transfer Station
3720 Leroy Scott Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

We expect long lines!!  Reduce your wait time by registering!

To register send your name and phone number via email to

DeKalb County welcomes county residents to participate in the 2013 Spring Household Hazardous Waste Event.  The event offers residents an opportunity to dispose of their household hazardous wastes properly, free of charge.

Household hazardous waste is classified as products that contain potentially dangerous chemicals and are no longer used. These products should not be mixed with regular trash and can be potentially harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly.

DeKalb County encourages residents to take advantage of this opportunity to clear their homes of unneeded or unused household hazardous waste and to help keep county landfills and the environment safe for everyone.

Items accepted:
Lawn-care products
Automotive products
Fluorescent bulbs
Photo Chemicals
Hobby and artists supplies
Paints and paint-related products
Cleaners and swimming pool chemicals
Please make sure to bring only items accepted on the list above or you will be turned away.


The event is free for DeKalb residents; IDs are required and early arrival is recommended. Residents are limited to 10 gallons of paint per vehicle. No commercial vehicles will be allowed. The following are lists of items that will not be accepted at the event.

Items NOT accepted:
Bio-hazardous/Bio-medical waste
Agricultural waste
Radioactive materials
Non-hazardous waste