Hoover to hold Household Hazardous Waste Day April 28

Published 1:44 pm Monday, April 23, 2012

By AMY JONES / Associate Editor

HOOVER — Hoover residents will be able to safely dispose of hazardous household waste at the city’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Day April 28.

The event will be from 8 a.m.-noon at Regions Park at 100 Ben Chapman Drive.

Darlene Pate with the Hoover Public Works Department said the event is a popular one with city residents.

“It’s something that the residents always call and want to know when we’re going to have it,” she said. “It’s a great event to hold because it’s helping the city as well as the residents.”

Last year, the event saw 1,065 cars bringing in, among other things, 364 tires, 174 car batteries, 650 gallons of motor oil and 1,368 pounds of household batteries.

Pate said she expects a big turnout this year, but it all depends on the weather.

“If we have pretty weather, I expect the turnout to be great,” she said.

This year, officials from the Hoover Bomb Unit will accept items such as fireworks, pyrotechnics, flares, gunpowder, military relics, ammunition, explosives, firearms, reloading supplies, edged weapons, prescription medications and non-prescription drugs.

Other items accepted at the event include aerosol spray cans, automotive fluids, batteries, caulk, glue, drain cleaners, fluorescent tubes, light bulbs, household cleaners, oil and latex paints, aerosol paints, paint thinners, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, automobile polish, furniture polish, wood preservatives, wallpaper remover, grease and rust solvents, stains, varnish, standard vehicle tires, preservatives, lighter fluid, kerosene, moth balls, insect repellant and waste cooking oil.

Household Hazardous Waste Day organizers will also accept some electronic items, including hard drives, monitors, keyboards, computer mouses, cables, wiring, power supplies, televisions, radios, stereos and telephones.

The event will also accept old flags, which will be turned over to the Boy Scouts for proper disposal.

For more information, visit Hooveral.org.