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The city of Sedona and Yavapai County will host a free household hazardous waste and electronics collection day on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Sedona City Hall complex at 102 Roadrunner Dr.
This event is for residents of Sedona and unincorporated Yavapai County. Please be prepared to show a driver’s license and one utility bill as proof of residence.
Waste that will be accepted includes aerosol paints and spray products; antifreeze; batteries except for lead acid or any other vehicle battery; cameras; CDs/DVDs; credit card machines; desktop and laptop computers; flatscreen TVs; radios; household electronics such as blenders, hair dryers and toasters; phones; e-readers; mp3 players; game systems; gasoline; household cleaners; kerosene; light bulbs; pesticides; pool chemicals; prescription drug pills; standard grill and camping propane tanks; stains; solvents; thinners; adhesives; and oil-based paints.
Not accepted waste
Waste that will not be accepted includes ammunition and fireworks, car or other vehicle batteries, commercial business waste, explosives, compressed gas cylinders other than propane such as oxygen, latex and acrylic paints, medical waste including needles, liquids or lotions, motor oil and oil filters, plasma or CRT TVs, radioactive materials including smoke detectors, tires of any kind or any other material or items not listed in the accepted list.
Here are ways you can dispose of some of the items not accepted at this event:
- Add kitty litter or sawdust to latex paint to dry it out and dispose with regular trash; if the dried paint can be removed from the can, please recycle the can.
- Vehicle batteries and motor oil can be returned to garages or auto supply stores.
Sedona residents in Coconino County may participate in this event in addition to being able to drop off items year-round in Flagstaff via the Flagstaff Hazardous Products Center. Visit www.flagstaff.az.gov/hpc or call (928) 213-2159 for more information.
Prescription drugs in pill form only can also be taken to the Sedona Police Department lobby at the City Hall complex and deposited in the prescription drop box; anyone can do this year-round, and residency is not required.
Disposing of hazardous waste in landfills contaminates drinking water and can kill wildlife. Throwing out electronics can waste billions of dollars in recoverable materials such as gold, silver, coltan, copper, palladium, platinum and other valuable metals. Proper disposal is important for protecting the health of humans and the environment.
Hazardous and electronic waste will be collected by city partners Veolia and Westech Recyclers. For additional details on the Sedona Household Hazardous Waste Event contact the sustainability team at firstname.lastname@example.org, call Sustainability Coordinator Sarah Estrada at (928)-203-5060 or visit www.sedonaaz.gov/sustainability.