City collects hazardous waste Saturday

Posted Monday, Oct. 14, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
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Keep Mansfield Beautiful and the city will host their Fall Household Hazardous Waste Dropoff event on Saturday, Oct. 19 at City Hall, 1200 E. Broad St. The collection will start at 9 a.m. and end at noon, or when the trailers are full.

Enter the City Hall parking lot from Wisteria Street and exit onto East Broad Street during the collection.

For a full list of items that will be accepted, follow the link for Household Hazardous Waste on the city’s homepage, mansfield-tx.gov, or keepmansfieldbeautiful.org

Household hazardous wastes can include auto fluids, household cleaners, unused fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals that have the potential to be harmful. Paints, thinners, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries and photo and pool chemicals also fall into this category. HHW materials should not be placed in with garbage, poured down a sink, poured in the street or dumped on the side of the road. These actions can cause harm to the person or wildlife that comes in contact with those materials.

In addition to these products, an electronic recycler will be on site to collect used computer equipment from residents. Electronic equipment should be kept out of our landfills because of the metals and other potential pollutants contained in the equipment.

The city will also be collecting used cooking oil for its “Got Grease?” program. The used cooking oil the city collects is processed into biodiesel by an outside company. Cooking oil and grease should never poured down the drain because it can causes blockage or corrode pipes, both causing expensive damage.

If you can not make this collection day, you may dispose of these products year-round at the Environmental Collection Center, 6400 Bridge St. in Fort Worth. Call ahead for hours and to make sure your material will be taken at (817) 392-3279. You must bring proof that you are a Mansfield resident (drivers license or utility bill) for this free disposal method.

For more information about the collection visit the city of Mansfield’s homepage, www.mansfield-tx.gov, and click on the link for the HHW Collection, or contact Howard Redfearn at (817) 276-4240 or howard.redfearn@mansfield-tx.gov.

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