This weekend is a way to dispose of unwanted items safely and responsibly.
The annual Battery, Oil, Paint, Antifreeze and Electronics collection, combined with the annual Household Hazardous Waste, will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at JTEKT Plant 3, located at 5937 Commerce Blvd.
Hazardous materials to be collected include anything corrosive, toxic, flammable or reactive such as cleaners, automotive/ household/ lawn chemicals, paint stripper, starter fluid, aerosols, thermometers and more.
No explosives, ammunition or radioactive items will be taken.
Also, automotive/ rechargeable batteries, motor/ hydraulic oil, latex/oil paint, antifreeze, electronics, light bulbs, plastic, cardboard and scrap metal for recycling.
Confidential paper shredding service will also be available.
This combined event is free to the public and is limited to residential disposal and recycling only.
Hazardous materials from schools, churches etc. may be taken for a fee.
Call 615-643-3170 for more information.
This public service event is locally sponsored by JTEKT, Enterprise Oil, Tuff Torq, Morristown Iron & Metal, East Tennessee Iron and Metal, Motion Industries, Hillbilly Cabin and Keep Morristown- Hamblen Beautiful. The Hazardous Waste Collection is sponsored by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
For more information, please contact Keep Morristown- Hamblen Beautiful at 423-231-0354.