The state's annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection returns to Greene County this Saturday.
The event provides a free and safe way of disposing of household hazardous waste.
The collection will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Hal Henard School, on East Vann Road.
Common items from the house that will be accepted include: oil and fuel additives, carburetor and fuel injector cleaners, starter fluids, antifreeze/coolant, gasoline, strippers and thinners, adhesives, driveway sealant, roofing tar, wallpaper remover, pesticides, fertilizers, wood preservatives, pool chemicals, medicines/drugs, aerosols/compressed gas, mercury thermostats and thermometer, fluorescent tubes, and compact fluorescent bulbs.
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED
The following items are not allowed:
No items used in commercial business, schools, farms and churches, non-household items, radioactive materials (including smoke detectors), medical waste (including needles) and explosives or ammunition.
Tires will not be accepted. No empty containers of any kind, automotive gas tanks, and laboratory chemicals
This collection will not be accepting paint.
However, oil-based paint may be taken to the Greeneville/Greene County Landfill during the week, and small amounts of latex paint may be dried until solid and thrown away in the regular trash.
For more information, please call Jennifer Reynolds of Keep Greene Beautiful at 638-4111.