Did you know that waste haulers typically do not accept appliances, batteries, electronics, pesticides and paint in regular curbside pickup? For many of these items, it is illegal to dispose of them in your trash. What to do? Contact your local waste pickup provider and ask them to do a "special handling" pickup for your items. By simply making a call and arranging for this kind of pickup, you can ensure that these items are disposed of safely. And never, ever try to “hide” these items inside trash bags and bins; special pickup items can pose safety hazards for workers if not handled properly.
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