Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day April 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
April 7, 2023 (Morrow, Georgia) – – Clayton County Water Authority (CCWA) is hosting its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day for Clayton County residents on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the W.B. Casey Water Resource Recovery Facility in Jonesboro.
CCWA’s Stormwater Utility hosts the free event to give residents the chance to drop off old paint, batteries, cleaners and other household hazardous waste so they are safely disposed of and do not wind up in a landfill or local creek.
Participants will enter at 8890 Roberts Road (off of Flint River Road) and will need to show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or a water bill. CCWA staff will direct participants to the unloading zone and back out onto Flint River Road. Contractor MXI Environmental Services LLC will unload the items directly from vehicles and then separate and dispose of them properly.
“We encourage all residents to do a little spring cleaning and take advantage of this opportunity to get these items out of their home and properly disposed,” says Kevin Osbey, CCWA’s Stormwater Program Director. “We had more than 440 vehicles come through last year, and we hope to see even more this year.”
Here is a list of accepted items:
- household paints (latex & oil)
- oven cleaners
- cooking oil/grease
- bleaches & chlorine
- drain cleaners
- pesticides & herbicides
- automotive & household batteries
- motor oil
- transmission fluid
- paint thinner
- wood strippers
- insect sprays & rodent killers
- propane & butane tanks
- fluorescent bulbs
- fire extinguishers
The following items are NOT accepted:
- Over the counter medications and pharmaceuticals
- household trash
- automotive tires
- old computers/monitors
- medical needles
- yard waste
Visit www.ccwa.us/collectionday for a list of local drop box locations for prescription and over the counter medications.