Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day, April 27

MORROW — The Clayton County Water Authority is planning its annual Household Hazardous Waste Amnesty Day.

The event, April 27 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., is free and open to Clayton County residents.

Residents are being encouraged to bring their household hazardous waste to the W.B. Casey Water Reclamation Facility in Jonesboro.

Stormwater Utility Manager Kevin Osbey said waste items could include old paint, batteries or cleaners from the garage or basement.

“Customers often have these items stored in their garage or basement and aren’t really sure what to do with them,” said Osbey. “Our Amnesty Day event gives our customers the opportunity to drop off these items free of charge so that we can safely dispose of them and keep them out of our landfill and local creeks.”

Residents should enter at 8890 Roberts Road, off of Flint River Road. They must show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or a water bill. Contractor Perma-Fix of South Georgia will unload the items directly from the vehicles and separate and dispose of them.

Officials said acceptable waste items will include household paints — latex and oil — cooking oil/grease, bleaches and chlorine, pesticides and herbicides, solvents and sealers, automotive and household batteries, drain cleaners, paint thinner and wood strippers.

Other items include motor oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, aerosols, fluorescent bulbs, oven cleaners, insect sprays, rodent killers, fire extinguishers, propane and butane tanks, over-the-counter and prescription medications and non-hazardous wastes such as cleaners, polishers and cosmetics.

The Clayton County Police Department is expected to be on site to collect prescription medications and narcotics that are dropped off. Questions can be made by phone at 770-960-5200.