Any Oro Valley resident can drop off hazardous materials at a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Center. Hazardous waste are any products labeled toxic, danger, poison, flammable, etc. These are potentially harmful to people, pets and the environment. They should never be poured down the drain or disposed of in a regular garbage.
These items include:
- Automotive Fluids
- Engine Oil Filters
- Auto Batteries
- Rechargeable Batteries (Ni-Cd, Ni-MH, Li-ion, Pb)
- Small Button Batteries Lithium Batteries
- Cleaning Products
- Drain Openers
- Cooking Oil
- Mercury Containing Products
- Fluorescent Lamps
- Paint Products
- Hobby Chemicals
- Pesticides Lawn and Garden Products
- Pool Chemicals
- Propane Cylinders
- Computer Equipment Printer Cartridges
- Items Labeled: Acid, Flammable, Caustic, Poison, Caution, Toxic, Danger or Warning
NOT ACCEPTED AT HHW CENTER:
- Televisions Business or Commercial Wastes
- Commercial Gas Cylinders
- Explosives or Ammunition
- Infectious and Radioactive Waste
- Medical waste such as sharps, syringes or old medications.
Facilities are located at 10220 W. Tangerine Road (Tangerine Road Landfill) or 14425 N. Oracle Road (Catalina Transfer Station). They are open daily from 7:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
The program is free to residents of the City of Tucson and unincorporated Pima County. Residents from Marana, Oro Valley and Sahuarita will be charged a $5 fee. To be eligible to drop off materials, verification of address is required, preferably a driver’s license or other documents showing permanent residency.
So there, Oro Valley residents, now you can assist in protecting the environment by proper disposal of hazardous wastes. And I can finally place my fallen stalwarts to their final resting place.
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Heather Nenadovich has lived in Oro Valley a total of five years. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Her husband is Canadian so she is a hockey fan by default and so are her two very clever children. When not being a mommy, she enjoys hiking in Catalina State Park, hand building pottery, and gardening. Her favorite things about living in Oro Valley are the towns recognition of art and culture, their commitment to preserving nature and the Christmas parade. (Also anything from GMG Chinese Bistro.)