The City of Tucson’s Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) hosts Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events on the second Saturday of every month. The next one is Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 8 a.m. to noon at Jacobs Park, 3300 N Fairview Ave.

Residents can drop off HHW, electronic waste (E-waste), paper documents for shredding (limit 3 boxes), and glass bottles and jars at no charge.

Here is the rest of the schedule for 2021:

· Oct. 9 – Jacobs Park – 3300 N Fairview Avenue

· Nov. 13 –Tucson Rodeo Grounds – 4823 S. 6th Ave (enter on 3rd Ave)

· Dec. 11 – Hi Corbett – 700 S Randolph Way

City residents can also drop off HHW at the Los Reales Sustainability Campus at 5300 E. Los Reales Road — on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Address verification is required to be eligible to drop off materials. It is free for City of Tucson residents. Residents from Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, and unincorporated Pima County will be charged a $10 fee to drop off materials.

HHW home pick-up is suspended due to COVID-19.

Please check the list of what the HHW program accepts before dropping items off. Medical waste, such as sharps, syringes, or old medications is not allowed. Do not bring business or commercial waste, commercial gas cylinders, explosives or ammunition, infectious and radioactive waste, dried paint, or CRT monitors.

For more information on the HHW program, visit the main webpage.

By SOAZ