Hazardous waste collection set for Saturday
Yuma’s next free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set for 6 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14.
Crews will be taking in household hazardous waste items and recyclables at the east parking lot of the Yuma Civic Center, 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive, from 6 to 10 a.m. the morning of Saturday, July 14. This summer collection is set slightly earlier than other city collection dates to accommodate the high temperatures in the area.
The city hosts household hazardous waste collections four times each year as part of an effort to provide residents with an opportunity to dispose of unwanted corrosive, flammable, toxic or reactive materials that are no longer wanted and that may be dangerous to dispose of in the trash or drain.
Items accepted at the drop-off include: motor oil, antifreeze, paint, solvents, household cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, batteries and tires (limit of five per household, must be off the rim).
Electronic items that can be dropped off include: computers and computer parts, televisions, DVD/VCR players, cellphones and home phones.
Please note that no commercial waste will be accepted. Also, no ammunition, pressurized gas, radioactive waste, explosives, prescription drugs or needles will be accepted at the event.