City of Yuma's Household Hazardous Waste collection day this Saturday

YUMA, Ariz. - The City of Yuma will be hosting their quarterly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection day this Saturday, April 7th from 8 a.m. to noon.

The collection site will be located in the east parking lot of the Yuma Civic Center that is located at 1440 W. Desert Hills Drive. The city is offering this free opportunity for residents to safely dispose of leftover household products that are flammable, corrosive, toxic or reactive. 

To drop off unwanted household hazardous waste items, traffic control devices will be set to show vehicles to the drop-off site. Staff will be present to provide instructions for which station(s) to stop to drop off waste.

The following items will be accepted at the HHW collection event:

  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Antifreeze
  • Household cleaners
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Batteries
  • Fertilizers
  • Tires (limit of five; must be off the wheel)

No business/commercial waste, ammunition, pressurized gas, radioactive waste, explosives, prescription drugs or needles will be accepted.

Around 345 vehicles stopped by the most recent HHW Day on Oct. 17th to drop off unwanted hazardous waste. 

E-waste items for drop-off include:

• Home computer components

• TV sets

• VCRs/DVD players

• Cell phones

• Home phones

Residents may bring the following household items to the drop-off site to be recycled:

  • Aluminum cans
  • Paper
  • E-Waste
  • Cardboard material
  • Paper documents
  • Plastics 

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