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  • Free Collection of Antifreeze, Batteries, Oil and Paint Continues at Most Pima County-Owned Waste Disposal Facilities

    Aug 11, 2014 | Read More News
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    Looking for a place to properly dispose of your household hazardous waste? Improper disposal of such wastes can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground or into storm drains. The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but improper disposal can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health. The majority of the Pima County-owned landfills and transfer stations continue to accept used antifreeze, batteries, oil, and paint (ABOP) for recycling or proper disposal from residential customers at no charge. This includes the Sahuarita Landfill, 16605 S. La Cañada Drive, the Catalina Transfer Station, 14425 N. Oracle Road, and the Ryan Field Transfer Station, 6455 S. Continental Road. Only waste oil can be recycled at the Ajo Landfill, 2000 N. Ajo Well #1 Road, in Ajo.

    Other items that can be recycled for free at these locations include various types of paper products, cardboard, milk cartons and drink boxes, magazines, plastic, aluminum cans, steel/tin cans and more.

    For details on the free collection of waste ABOP and other recycling and disposal opportunities, contact Tucson Recycling and Waste Services, operators of the Pima County-owned waste disposal facilities, at (520) 623-7300.