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HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

PROPER DISPOSAL

Household hazardous waste such as paint, motor oil, and pesticides, may be dropped off free of charge at the Environmental Collection Center, 6400 Bridge Street, Fort Worth (near I-30 and Loop 820).

The Center is open Thursday and Friday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Proof of Arlington residency such as a current driver’s license or water bill is all you need. You do not need a voucher.

For more information, call the Fort Worth Environment Collection Center at 817-392-EASY(3279) or call the Action Center at 817-459-6777.

For your safety and to make the collection of materials more efficient, please review the following:

bullet Please bring liquid paint sorted by type (i.e. latex, oil base, lead base).
bullet Please keep chemicals in their original containers; place broken or leaky containers in a second container of like material (i.e. glass for corrosives, metal for flammables).
bullet If a container has no label and its contents are known, please place a label on the container clearly stating the contents.
bullet If the content of container is unknown, place a label on container stating "unknown"
bullet DO NOT transport chemicals in the passenger compartment of your vehicle... put them in the trunk.
bullet Handle car batteries with damaged cases or missing filler caps with extreme care.

This service is free for the citizens of Arlington. Bring a current driver's license or water bill as proof of residency. Waste from contractors or businesses will not be accepted.
  
Environmental Collection Center Hours:
Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

ECC WILL BE CLOSED:

Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2014

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The ECC will accept the following materials:

• Acids
• Aerosol Cans
• All Batteries
• Antifreeze
• Brake Fluid
• Cooking Oil
• Craft/Hobby Chemicals
• Degreasers
• Drain Cleaners
• Fertilizer
• Fluorescent Lights
• Herbicides
• Household Chemicals
• Mercury
• Motor Oil
• Paints/Stains
• Paint Thinners
• Pest Strips
• Pesticides
• Photo Chemicals
• Pool Chemicals
• Oil Filters
• Solvents
• Transmission Fluid
• Varnishes

The ECC cannot accept:

• Ammunition
• Explosives
• Medical Waste (sharps, bandages, etc...)
• Pharmaceuticals (old prescriptions)
• Propane & Butane Cylinders
• Radioactive Material (Smoke Detectors)
• Tires
• Waste Generated By Business

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WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients are considered to be "household hazardous waste" or "HHW." Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides, that contain potentially hazardous ingredients require special care when you dispose of them.

Improper disposal of household hazardous wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the trash. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal of these wastes can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.

Certain types of HHW have the potential to cause physical injury to sanitation workers, contaminate septic tanks or wastewater treatment systems if poured down drains or toilets, and present hazards to children and pets if left around the house.

To avoid the potential risks associated with household hazardous wastes, it is important that people always monitor the use, storage, and disposal of products with potentially hazardous substances in their homes. Below are some tips for individuals to follow in their own homes:
    
bullet Use and store products containing hazardous substances carefully to prevent any accidents at home. Never store hazardous products in food containers; keep them in their original containers and never remove labels. Broken and leaky containers should be placed in a second container of like material (i.e. glass for corrosives, metal for flammables).
 
bullet When leftovers remain, never mix HHW with other products. Incompatible products might react, ignite, or explode, and contaminated HHW might become unrecyclable.
 
bullet Remember to follow any instructions for use and disposal provided on product labels.
 
bullet Click here for less toxic alternatives to some common household needs.
 
bullet View the list of upcoming collection events.

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