There’s still time to get the The Grounds (formerly known as the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds) to get rid of all those toxic household items that have been in your garage, carport or storage area in your home. From 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. the Mobile County Commission is holding a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
It’s a chance for anyone who has old paint, pesticides and automotive fluids that are taking up space in your storage room to be thrown away, safely, without harming the environment.
“The waste collection day is part of a series of drop-off events for hazardous wastes that will be sponsored by the county over the next three years,” writes Dena Pollard, Public Information Officer of Mobile County and Nancy Johnson, Director of Public Affairs and Community Service of the Mobile County Commission in a press release to Fox10News.
County officials say the event is made possible with a $700,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Items that can be dropped off today (and you don’t even have to get out of your vehicle) are: Paints (Oil based and Latex, Household Cleaners, Automotive Fluids, Pesticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Pool Chemicals and Aerosols.
Items not accepted today are: Medications, Explosives (flares and ammunition), Appliances, Tires and Computers. This collection event is only open only to households and not to contractors and commercial businesses.
“In the future, the Mobile County Commission will hold drop-off events for electronics, batteries and similar items, ” said Johnson and Pollard. This event is open to residents of Mobile County only.
Fox10News wants to thank Nancy Johnson, Director of Public Affairs and Community Service with the Mobile County Commission, for sending us photographs of today’s event.