April 17, 2021

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Phoenix launches pilot application for dwelling dangerous waste pickup

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PHOENIX — The town of Phoenix declared Wednesday a 6-month pilot system that will permit citizens to routine a house pickup to safely and securely dispose of any household hazardous waste components.

Only objects shown on the acknowledged supplies listing, these as paints, chemical substances, aerosols, batteries and electronics, will be collected and correctly disposed of, in accordance to the metropolis.

“The HHW Household Pickup Pilot Plan is a further example of the strategies the metropolis of Phoenix is adapting to the realities of COVID-19 although nevertheless providing very important companies,” Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego explained in a push release. “This home pickup method helps make it uncomplicated for residents to effectively dispose of harmful materials, which include matters like batteries and paint.

“We count on this energy will final result in up to 700 tons of squander diverted from landfills per year. I’m very pleased that Phoenix can give this typical-perception support at no extra value to residents.”

The pickup is free for Phoenix citizens with a metropolis products and services invoice.

Dates can be scheduled online or by calling 602-262-6251 beginning Jan. 19.

Resources should be put in a visible region in the vicinity of a garage or entrance doorway, not at the curb or on the sidewalk thanks to basic safety reasons, the city says.

On average, Phoenix’s harmful materials assortment plan diverts about 500-700 tons of waste from the landfill.

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