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Free hazardous waste drop-off set for April 8 in Citrus Heights

Household hazardous waste. Photo by Luke Otterstad
Household hazardous waste. Stock photo, Citrus Heights Sentinel

Got some household chemicals or other hazardous waste you think might not be good to put in the trash or down the sink?

On April 8, Citrus Heights residents will have the first of three opportunities in 2017 to dispose of hazardous items like paint, cleaning supplies, vehicle batteries and fluorescent light bulbs, at a free household hazardous waste drop-off event behind Sunrise Mall.

The drop-off is sponsored by the City of Citrus Heights and Republic Services and is open to any Citrus Heights resident, as long as proof of residency is provided. A recent utility bill or photo ID is acceptable.

Although many hazardous items will be accepted, a promotional website for the drop-off event states that ammunition, explosives, pharmaceuticals, radioactive material, household batteries, “home-generated sharps,” and used oil won’t be accepted. Some prohibited items for the drop-off — like used oil and household batteries — can be disposed of through Republic Services’ free weekly curbside program. (Learn more)

Organizers say drop-off appointments are encouraged, but not required, and residents can call (916) 638-9000 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Future drop-off events will be held at the same location on June 10, 2017 and Oct. 14, 2017, according to the city’s online calendar.

2017 drop-off event info:
See website for more details
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 6041 Sunrise Mall Rd., Citrus Heights (In parking lot behind Macy’s Women’s)




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