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Final hazardous waste drop-off event set for Oct. 14 at Sunrise Mall

Household hazardous waste. Photo by Luke Otterstad
Household hazardous waste. Stock photo, Citrus Heights Sentinel

This Saturday, Citrus Heights residents will have their final opportunity in 2017 to dispose of hazardous items like paint, cleaning supplies, vehicle batteries and fluorescent light bulbs, at a free household hazardous waste drop-off event behind Sunrise Mall.

The event is one of three annual drop-offs sponsored by the City of Citrus Heights and Republic Services and is open to any Citrus Heights resident, as long as proof of residency is provided. A recent utility bill or photo ID is acceptable.

Although many hazardous items will be accepted, a promotional website for the drop-off event states that ammunition, explosives, pharmaceuticals, radioactive material, household batteries, “home-generated sharps,” and used oil won’t be accepted. Some prohibited items for the drop-off — like used oil and household batteries — can be disposed of through Republic Services’ free weekly curbside program. (Learn more)

Organizers say drop-off appointments are encouraged, but not required, and residents can call (916) 638-9000 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

2017 drop-off event info:
See website for more details
Date: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: 6041 Sunrise Mall Rd., Citrus Heights (In parking lot behind Macy’s Women’s)