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Household Hazardous Waste Collection April 22

Look around in your closets, basement, garage, cabinets and outbuildings for disposable, hazardous items.

Williamson County residents (and residents of neighboring counties) can dispose of their household hazardous waste in a safe way at the annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at the Williamson County Administrative Complex parking lot from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Event sponsors Keep Williamson Beautiful, Williamson County Solid Waste Department and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation recommend you begin preparing for this event today by looking around in your closets, basement, garage, cabinets and outbuildings for disposable, hazardous items.

Items they’ll take

Examples of acceptable items include paint thinners, automotive fluids, pesticides and herbicides, oven cleaners and drain cleaners, swimming pool chemicals, roofing tar, aerosols and driveway sealant. Store all hazardous materials in closed containers and line your trunk with plastic or newspaper to protect yourself and your belongings when transporting items to the event.

BOPAE items such as batteries, oil, oil-based paint, antifreeze and electronics will not be accepted during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event; however, the City of Franklin Sanitation and Environmental Services Department will be collecting BOPAE items on Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 417 Century Court in Franklin, TN at the year-round BOPAE collection site. The BOPAE collection is for Williamson County residents use only and is typically open Monday – Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon.

Latex or water-based paints are not hazardous; these paints can be dried out at home and disposed of in your regular garbage once dry. Williamson County residents may take cans of wet latex or water-based paint year-round to the landfill convenience center located at 5750 Pinewood Road, Franklin during the center’s regular business hours. Bring proof of residency for county convenience center use.

Items they won’t take

Unacceptable items include explosives and ammunition, medical and infectious wastes (except needles and sharps in puncture-proof containers) or radioactive materials such as smoke detectors.

The Williamson County Administrative Complex is located at 1320 West Main St.

For more information about the event, visit williamsonrecycles.org or call the Williamson County Solid Waste Department at 615-790-0742.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.