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Murfreesboro to host free household hazardous waste collection

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 16:51:20-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is partnering with Rutherford County and the City of Murfreesboro to host a free household hazardous waste collection.

If you have any leftover household chemicals, lawn and garden products, or automotive materials, you can drop them off for free from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the City of Murfreesboro Solid Waste Department, located at 4765 Florence Road.

Household hazardous waste can be corrosive, flammable, toxic, or reactive materials. Examples include:
- Household cleaners (drain openers, oven cleaners, disinfectants)
- Home maintenance chemicals (paint thinner, strippers and removers, adhesives)
- Lawn and garden chemicals (herbicides, fertilizers, pesticides)
- Automotive products (fuel additives, grease and rust solvents, coolants)

Paint, electronic waste, explosives, ammunition and fireworks are not accepted. Waste from non-household places such as businesses or churches is accepted, but by appointment only.

For more information, visit the Rutherford County Solid Waste Department website or call (615) 898-7739.