How do you schedule hazardous waste pick-up?


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Schedule hazardous waste pick-ups on the websites of collection companies such as Waste Management. Some cities post schedules for waste pick-up. The websites of these companies and cities often specify what items are or are not acceptable, and some cities have centers where you can bring items.

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To schedule hazardous waste pick-up, click on the Home Pickup link on the Waste Management website, and then the Request A Collection of Your Household Special Materials link. You can then search for services in your area. Waste Management also provides help for community drop-off programs and retailer take-back events within communities. The company also provides return-by-mail recycling kits.

The city of Phoenix hosts household hazardous waste and electronics collection events for Phoenix residential solid waste customers. The website has a Collection Event Schedule showing pickup times. Acceptable items include smaller auto-related fluids, pool chemicals, car batteries, household paint and fire extinguishers. Unacceptable items include regular garbage and bulk trash, bio-medical waste, and ammunition or explosives.

The website of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County provides a list schedule of one-day household hazardous waste and e-waste collection events within the county. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection website lists hazardous material pickup for limited cities within the state, including Bethany, Branford, Cheshire, East Haven and Fairfield,

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