Household Hazardous Waste Collection Now Includes Electronic (E-Waste) Disposal

Posted: April 15, 2010
   

Sandy City and the Salt Lake Valley Health Department are sponsoring monthly events to collect Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Hazardous waste is anything in and around your home that is poisonous, flammable, corrosive or toxic. It would include many of your cleaning supplies, yard care chemicals, pesticides, fuels, batteries, used oil or antifreeze. Any explosives, radioactive materials or old tires are not accepted at this event. The goal of the collection is to keep hazards out of the landfill that could potentially migrate into groundwater and surface water.

These collection events will be held on the second Thursday of each month from June through September at the Sandy City Public Works facility located at 8775 South 700 West.

The scheduled dates for 2010 are:

  • June 10

  • July 8

  • Aug. 12

  • Sept. 9

Collection times will only be from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m.

New this year, is electronic waste or e-waste that will also be collected during these events. Some of the items that can be accepted include: old cell phones, computers, copy machines, stereos, televisions, VCR/DVD players and keyboards. For a complete list of what items are accepted, click here.

Most electronic devices can be accepted. Recycling electronic items is safe and helps to preserve the life of our landfill.

The Public Works Department will also accept antifreeze, batteries (car/boat/RV/rechargables), oil and paint at the A.B.O.P. center anytime throughout the year and is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Other facilities that accept hazardous waste and e-waste are located throughout the valley. Please click here for locations and operating hours.