06/14/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/14/2018 08:39
Escambia County's latest Regional Roundup event collected nearly 18 tons of household hazardous waste, electronics and tires to be properly disposed of free of charge for Escambia County residents.
The event was hosted by the Escambia County Waste Services Department Saturday, June 9 across from the Naval Hospital, with 300 participants dropping off items.
During Regional Roundup, Escambia County residents brought about 18,127 pounds of household hazardous waste such as latex and oil-based paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, automotive oils and other household chemicals. About 670 electronic items totaling 13,400 pounds were collected, along with 188 tires totaling 3,760 pounds.
Regional Roundup drop-off events are held multiple times per year, providing an opportunity for Escambia County residents to properly dispose of electronics, household hazardous waste and up to four tires per vehicle, free of charge.
For more information about Regional Roundup events or proper disposal of waste, click here or contact the Escambia County Waste Services Department at 850-937-2160.