Hoover’s annual Hazardous Waste Day is April 22

Published 3:52 pm Friday, April 7, 2017

HOOVER – The city of Hoover will hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Day at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium from 8 a.m. to noon on April 22.

The Hoover Met is located at 100 Ben Chapman Drive.

Household Hazardous Waste Day is held each spring.

Search “Household Hazardous Waste Day” on the HooverAlabama.gov website for any changes to the date, time or location.

Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the effort as they clean out garages, basements, medicine cabinets and closets.

Household chemicals, pesticides, paints, batteries, automobile fluids, electronics, medications, guns, ammo and other hazardous items can be disposed of safely.

Businesses are not allowed to participate, and the effort is for Hoover residents only. Verification of residency (valid drivers license or photo ID with address) will be required.

For more information, call the Hoover Public Works Department at 444-7543.

Accepted materials include: aerosol spray cans (with content), automotive fluids (motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, gas and/or mixed gas), batteries (automotive and alkaline), caulk/glue, drain cleaners/openers, fluorescent tubes/light bulbs, household cleaners (bleach, oven cleaners, metal cleaners, polishes, toilet cleansers), oil and latex paint, aerosol paint, paint thinners/paint strippers/paint removers (please note that empty latex paint containers or hardened solid paint is safe to put in the regular garbage, and the liquid can be made solid by mixing the paint with cat litter, sand or sawdust; please remove the lid before placing in the trash), pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, polish (auto and furniture), wood preservative, wall paper remover, grease and rust solvents, stains/varnish, standard vehicle tires (no commercial or heavy equipment tires will be accepted), preservatives, lighter fluid, kerosene, moth balls, insect repellant, waste cooking oil.

Also, old American flags can be brought and will be turned over to the Boy Scouts for proper disposal.

Items that will be accepted by Hoover police include fireworks/pyrotechnics/flares, gun powders, military ordnance/relics/souvenirs, ammunition, explosives and explosive material, reloading supplies, firearms, edged weapons, prescription medications and non-prescription drugs.

The Foundry Rescue Mission and Recovery Center will team up with Hoover officials this year. The group refurbishes and reuses the following items: monitors, keyboards, mouse, cables-wiring, power supplies, televisions, radios/stereos and telephones.

Items that are not usable are sent to the recycling center for disposal.

Items not accepted include refrigerators/freezers, stoves/microwaves, toasters/toaster ovens, coffee makers, oxygen bottles, smoke detectors, lawn equipment, medical waste, radioactive material, asbestos, PCB, unidentified materials and containers, and air conditioners.