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NEWS RELEASE

City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office

           

For Immediate Release: Oct. 25, 2010

 

 

Household Hazardous Waste Day - Saturday, Oct. 30

Recycling by the Numbers

 

 

GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Oct. 25, 2010) With the holidays approaching and the weather cooling down, there's no better time to clean up your garage, yard and home. Goodyear residents can drop off their household hazardous waste from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 30 in the parking lot at Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road at the southwest corner of Van Buren Street. Vehicles must enter only from the driveway on Van Buren Street on the north side of City Hall.

 

There is no charge, but proof of Goodyear residency, such as a recent Goodyear utility bill is required. This event is for residential hazardous waste only. Commercial waste will not be accepted. Keep safety in mind, and transport waste materials in a cardboard box in the trunk or truck bed of vehicles. 

 

Acceptable items include:

·         Home repair chemicals:  paint, thinners, solvents, adhesives

·         Automotive liquids:  motor oil, antifreeze, car batteries, gasoline

·         Electronics:  TV?s, cell phones, VCRs, computers

·         Lawn chemicals:  pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers

·         Household batteries, poisons, pool chemicals, fire extinguishers

·         Up to 5 passenger-type tires (no wheels or rims and no truck tires)

·         Items NOT accepted include large truck tires, passenger tires with rims, 55-gallon drums of waste, air conditioners, appliances, ammunition, biological and medical waste, glass, metals, plastics, water heaters.

·         For a full list of acceptable and unacceptable household hazardous waste items, visit www.goodyearaz.gov or call the City of Goodyear Public Works at 623-932-3010.

 

 

This summer, Goodyear hosted a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event and collected more than 56,000 pounds of materials, including:

 

·         24,600 gallons of paint --  enough to fill an average-sized swimming pool

·         8,360 gallons of used motor oil -- enough to fill 199 barrels

·         5,260 gallons of unwanted or unusable motor fuel -- enough to power a car that gets 20 MPG for 9 years

·         4 tons of electronic waste -- that's 8,000 pounds of circuit boards, monitors, cables and controls

 


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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749