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PCI offering hazardous waste collection

Don’t know what to do with that old television? Or electronic device? Or paint cans?

Load it up and take it to the Poarch Creek Fire Station #1, 5811 Jack Springs Road this Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. until noon. The Poarch Creek Indians

Environmental Department is sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection day, and it’s a good time to discard items that other recycling efforts will not accept.

This collection is for households only. Large quantities from businesses, farms, or commercial operations will not be accepted.

This is a free service open to all residents of Poarch and the surrounding community. The PCI Environmental Department encourages residents to use this opportunity to keep hazards out of the waterways and natural environment.

These items will be accepted:

Paints, automotive batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, household cleaners, household chemicals, pesticides, flammables, corrosives, other hazardous household products.

Also accepted – electronic waste such as computers, monitors, printers, scanners, Palm accessories, power supplies, battery backups, rechargeable batteries, cables, toner / ink cartridges, hard drives, CD roms, speakers, VCRs, DVD players, stereo equipment, televisions, game consoles, digital cameras, audio or video equipment, networking equipment, tape drives, test equipment, fax machines, keyboards, voice / tape recorders, radios, Walkman products, calculators, cellular phones, phone accessories, other electronic waste products.

These items are prohibited:

Infectious and medical waste, medications, biological materials, radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, explosives.

For more information, contact the PCI Environmental Department at 251-368-9136, extension 2683.