This year’s annual Hazardous Waste Disposal Day is set for June 3.
Tuscaloosa city officials said the event, a partnership with Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa, will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the city’s Public Safety Logistics at 3311 Kauloosa Ave.
The city classifies household hazardous waste as the discarded, unused or leftover portion of household products containing toxic chemicals.
Many of these chemicals bear by warning labels such as “poisonous” or “flammable,” and improper disposal of these materials can pose a threat to human health and the environment.
Items dropped off either will be neutralized and recycled into new product or safely and properly disposed, city officials said.
However, tires, medical waste and radioactive wastes will not be accepted.
This free drop-off event is open only to residents of Tuscaloosa County and materials from commercial businesses, non-profit organizations or residents outside Tuscaloosa County will not be accepted.
Also, because of the high cost of this event, the city of Tuscaloosa reserves the right to limit quantities accepted and to stop accepting certain materials once a designated quota is met.
Examples of accepted household hazardous wastes include:
- Drain cleaner
- Photo cleaner
- Household cleaners
- Rust preventative
- Automotive fluids
- Paint thinner
- Pool chemicals
- Metal polish