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For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Tonja M. Brickhouse, Solid Waste Director
(813) 348-1151
City of Tampa Household Chemical & Electronics Collection Upcoming collection day on Saturday, April 16, 2011
Tampa, FL April 1, 2011 - The Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management’s household chemical and electronics collection day will be on Saturday, April 16, 2011. Collection time is from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the vacant parking lot on the south side of Bird Street (Exit I-275N at Bird Street).

This collection provides residents with the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted chemicals and electronics at no charge. Materials accepted at the collection site include: paints and solvents; used motor oil; automotive products; pool chemicals; mercury-containing devices, such as fluorescent light bulbs and thermometers; lawn, garden, and household chemicals; and electronics including computer monitors, printers, CPUs, keyboards, televisions, DVD players, VCRs, and cell phones.

The City will not accept any explosive, radioactive or biomedical wastes at the collection site and only residential waste will be accepted.

For questions about the collection day, please call (813) 348-1111 or visit our website at www.tampagov.net/solidwaste. For additional information, please contact Department of Solid Waste and Environmental Program Management Director, Tonja M. Brickhouse at (813) 348-1151 or via e-mail at tonja.brickhouse@tampagov.net.

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