Friday, October 16, 2009

Hazardous Waste Collection in Putnam County Oct. 24

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be coming to Putnam County next week. They are scheduled to be at the Putnam County fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 24. On that day, any Tennessee resident may bring his or her household hazardous waste to Gate B of the fairgrounds between 8 am and 1 pm. Officials say the average home in Tennessee produces 20 pounds of household hazardous waste each year. Typical items to dispose of include cleaning fluids, pesticides, mercury thermometers and thermostats, swimming pool chemicals, paint thinner and automotive fluids. Also accepted are fluorescent bulbs and electronics, such as televisions, computer monitors, keyboards, computer mouse devices and computer processing units. Console televisions must be dismantled. For more information, call Nadine Armstrong at 537-3278.