Mobile Hazardous Waste Collection in Three TN Counties

TDEC offers mobile hazardous waste collection in Madison, Stewart, and Van Buren counties.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will provide a mobile household hazardous waste collection service in Madison, Stewart, and Van Buren counties on Saturday, May 18. Residents are encouraged to bring items such as cleaning fluids, pesticides, and swimming pool chemicals to designated drop-off locations. Participation is not restricted to county residents.

The drop-off locations and times are:

Madison County: City of Jackson Public Services Complex, 164 South Conalco Dr., Jackson, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Wendy Braxter-Rhyne at (731) 425-8217.

Stewart County: Courthouse, 225 Donelson Parkway, Dover, 8 a.m.-noon. Contact Mary Anderson at (931) 648-5751.

Van Buren County: Spencer Recycling Center, 879 Drake and Shokley St., Spencer, 8 a.m.-noon. Contact David Sullivan at (931) 946-2314.

TDEC Commissioner David Salyers emphasized the convenience and commitment the service provides for recycling household hazardous waste. The program has successfully disposed of over 24 million pounds of material from more than 373,000 Tennessee households since 1993.

Household hazardous waste includes items that are flammable, toxic, reactive, or corrosive, such as cleaning fluids, pesticides, mercury thermometers, fluorescent lamps, and used needles. Items like ammunition, electronics, and empty containers are not accepted. There is no cost or appointment necessary for household hazardous waste disposal.

However, businesses and other non-household sources must pay for disposal of Very Small Quantity Generator Waste and schedule an appointment by calling (615) 643-3170.

Local residents can also dispose of batteries, oil, paint, antifreeze, and electronic scrap (BOPAE) through county and municipal collection programs. Residents should contact their local solid waste department for BOPAE collection sites.

When transporting materials, use sturdy boxes lined with newspaper or plastic to prevent spills and keep materials away from children and pets.

For more information, please call 800-287-9013 or visit this link.

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