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City of Ocala Special Waste Amnesty Day is Saturday, April 22

Post Date:04/03/2017 8:50 AM
OCALA, Fla. (April 3, 2017) – The City of Ocala will conduct a special waste amnesty day Saturday, April 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection site is located at NE 14th Street and NE Eighth Avenue. 

Special waste consists of household hazardous waste and electronics. Neither of these types of waste is permitted to be picked up with regularly scheduled residential waste collection. Special waste from businesses will not be collected. 

Examples of hazardous waste items accepted: 
• Lawn and garden chemicals
• Paint, paint thinners, gasoline and antifreeze 
• Cleaning fluids
• Fluorescent bulbs, including compact fluorescent lamps (CFL)
• Used oil and filters
• Batteries (i.e. auto batteries, rechargeable batteries, etc.) 
• Pool chemicals
• Aerosol cans
• Thermometers and thermostats 

Examples of electronic items accepted:

• Battery chargers
• Computers, keyboards and monitors
• Small copiers, printers, answering machines and fax machines
• CD, DVD, Blu-ray and MP3 players 
• Stereos and televisions
• Cell phones, tablets, PDAs, scanners and cameras 

For a full list of accepted items, please visit www.ocalafl.org. For more information, please call the City of Ocala Residential Sanitation Department at 352-351-6697.

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