DeKalb to host household hazardous waste event, annual Landfill Amnesty Day

September 26, 20192min2570
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The DeKalb County Sanitation Division will host a fall household hazardous waste recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to noon, at the Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer Station, 3720 Leroy Scott Drive, Decatur.

The event offers county residents an opportunity to properly dispose of dangerous household items that are no longer in use. Hazardous materials, such as aerosols, batteries, adhesives, flammables, lawn care products, fluorescent light bulbs, photo chemicals, paint, paint-related products and artist supplies, will be accepted. Paint will be limited to 10 gallons per vehicle. Agricultural waste, ammunition, radioactive materials, pharmaceuticals, biohazardous and biomedical waste will not be accepted.

Residents also are invited to attend the third annual Landfill Amnesty Day on Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Seminole Road Landfill, 4203 Clevemont Road, Ellenwood.

Dispose bagged garbage, yard trimmings, tree parts, bulky items such as furniture, small and large appliances, tires, and construction and demolition materials such as carpet and fencing. No hazardous materials will be accepted. No commercial participation will be allowed. Residents are limited to 10 tires per vehicle.

Participation is free and open only to DeKalb County residents. Proof of residency may be requested. For more information, call 404-294-2900 or visit


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