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Roane County Household Hazardous Waste Day

{Ralph Stewart, Solid Waste and Recycling Director}

Help keep Roane County clean and safe by properly disposing of your household hazardous waste. You are probably thinking you don’t have any hazardous materials in your house. Surprisingly, many household items are flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic and should not be thrown into the garbage. This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference by safely disposing of these materials. You are protecting the environment and others from being harmed. This one-day event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation as a FREE and SAFE way to rid your home of household hazardous materials.

Is this for businesses or for Roane County residents? Households from any county are able to participate. Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator Waste (i.e., wastes from non – household sources such as businesses, schools, farms, churches, etc.) is acceptable by appointment only. Call 615.643.3170 to request a price quote and schedule an appointment.

Are there any hazardous wastes that residents should not bring? Please do not bring any:

  • medical/ infectious waste (except needles and sharps in puncture-proof containers)
  • explosives – radioactive materials (including smoke detectors)
  • alkaline batteries no longer contain mercury and therefore can be thrown away in the trash
  • Paint is accepted on Tuesdays at the Post Oak Convenience Center located at: 123 Post-Oak Valley road in Rockwood
Household Hazardous Waste Includes:

Household Hazardous Waste Includes

From The HouseFrom The WorkbenchFrom The Yard From The Garage
Art/Craft SuppliesDegreaser

Fertilizer

Antifreeze
Moth Balls Paint thinnerNo – pest stripsGasoline
Floor Cleaners Stain RemoverRodent KillerBrake Fluid
Rechargeable Batteries Fluorescent bulbsHerbicidesCarburetor Cleaner
Drain CleanersSealantPool ChemicalsKerosene
Photo Chemicals Wood StripperMuriatic Acids
Chemistry SetsSolventPesticides
Metal/Furniture polishRust/Wood PreservativeInsect spray
Where: Recycling Center 215 White Pine Rd, Harriman 37748
When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, from 9am-2pm Please call the Roane County Recycling Center at 865.590.7779 for more information.