Waste disposal events planned in Broward County
Broward County residents are encouraged to recycle their used electronic equipment and dispose of household hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner - and now it's easier than ever.
Through a partnership between Broward County Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities and Plantation, a free drop-off event will be held on Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Public Works Complex, 750 NW 91st Ave.
Residents can dispose of the following household hazardous waste items safely and for free: compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tubes, paint, solvents, motor oil, pesticides, household chemicals, lawn and pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks and fire extinguishers; and used electronics, including televisions, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, cell phones, compact discs and digital video disc players and rechargeable batteries.
Items that will not be accepted are stereos, microwaves, kitchen appliances, explosives, bio-hazardous waste and business-generated waste.
Proof of Broward County residency, such as a driver's license or current utility bill, is required.
In addition, Broward County operates these permanent drop-off locations, all of which accepts household hazardous waste and used electronics:
2780 N. Powerline Road in Pompano Beach: open every Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd. in West Park: open every Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
5490 Reese Road in Davie: open Saturdays only, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information call 954-765-4999. Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals should call 954-765-4207 (TTY).