Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hazardous Waste Disposal

If you've got some extra paint and chemicals just sitting around the house, now is the time to get rid of them.

News Updates

Spring Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection is Saturday, March 18

The spring Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event in Benbrook is scheduled forSaturday, March 18, 2017, at Dutch Branch Park Complex, off Winscott Road, in the rear parking lot behind Par 3 Golf (follow signs) from 9:00am-11:00am (or until the collection trailer is full).

Please bring proof of Benbrook residency (water bill or driver's license). Staff will be on-site to direct traffic and assist in unloading items from vehicles. Please drive slowly as you enter the drop-off location.

ACCEPTABLE items for HHW disposal: acids, aerosol cans, antifreeze, all batteries, brake fluid, craft and hobby materials, degreasers, drain cleaners, fertilizer, herbicides, household chemicals, light bulbs, motor oil, oil filters, paint/stains, paint thinners, pest strips, pesticides, photo chemicals, pool chemicals, solvents, transmission fluid, and varnishes.

Please Note: We will no longer accept pharmaceuticals (old medicine) at this event.

The following items CANNOT be accepted: ammunition, fireworks, appliances, PCB oil cylinders, asbestos, propane cylinders, brush or bulky waste, radioactive materials, building materials, smoke detectors, butane syringes, tires, and explosives.

Innovative Electronics will also be on-site to collect electronic waste (E-waste) such as computers (they destroy the hard drives), monitors, printers, scanners, appliances, fax machines/copiers, radios/telephones, televisions, smoke detectors, and gaming systems.

For more information, contact Benbrook City Hall at 817-249-3000.

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