Special to the Opelika Observer
Environmental Services has rescheduled its spring “Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day” for June 13. The event was previously scheduled for April 4 but was postponed out of an abundance of caution. Auburn residents are invited to drop off materials at the Environmental Services Complex (365-A N. Donahue Drive) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
During the event, the department will accept hazardous waste not accepted in regular garbage and trash collection. Computers and electronics will be accepted as well as paper documents for secure, on-site shredding. Residents may bring up to 20 pounds of material per household for disposal at no charge.
To help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, those participating in the event are asked to register ahead of time by filling out the form at auburnalabama.org/HHW. On the day of the event, participants should load the materials they wish to drop off in the trunk or rear of their vehicle. Participants should enter the Environmental Services Complex via North Donahue Drive. View a map of the complex on auburnalabama.org showing entrance and exit routes.
When participants arrive at the Environmental Services Complex, workers will remove the materials from vehicles. Participants are asked to stay in their vehicles and leave windows rolled up until instructed to do otherwise. Workers will be equipped with face masks and face shields, gloves and other gear to ensure they are protected during this time.
Participation is limited to Auburn residents, and proof of residency can be shown by bringing a recent water bill. A list of acceptable materials can be found at auburnalabama.org/environmental-services/household-hazardous-waste-collection-day.