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Hazardous waste collection set

The Mansfield Environmental Services Department will host household hazardous waste and electronics collection at the new Environmental Collection Center, 616 S. Wisteria St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12.

Many of us start our “Spring Cleaning” in March. And the city is offering residents the chance to properly dispose of unused household chemicals and electronics. All residents who wear something green, bring in something green, drive a green vehicle, or whose name has green in it will get their material collected for free. Everyone else gets their stuff collected for no charge as well!

For a full list of items taken, follow the link to the website for the Environmental Collection Center at mansfieldtexas.gov/ecc.

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.

Do not place material with a label listing them as hazardous in the garbage or recycling containers!

In addition to these products, residents can also bring in used electronics for collection. Electronic equipment should be kept out of landfills because of the metals and other potential pollutants contained in the equipment.

The city will also be collecting used cooking oil for its fry oil to fuel program. The used cooking the city collects is processed into biodiesel by an outside company. But residents are provided a free and easy way to dispose of their used cooking oils. Cooking oil and grease should never be poured down the drain because it can causes blockages, or corrodes your pipes, and both can cause expensive damage to your home.

For more information about the collection, visit www.mansfieldtexas.gov/ecc or contact David Macias at 817-276-4239 or david.macias@mansfieldtexas.gov.

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