Sedona AZ (April 1, 2019) – Back by popular demand: the city of Sedona and Yavapai County are partnering to provide a solution for your confusing and troublesome household hazardous waste.
If you have discovered a mysterious can of paint thinner in your garage or wondered what to do with broken DVD player, you know how difficult it can be to safely dispose of electronics and other hazardous waste.
Faced with a challenging situation, some people throw hazardous waste in their trash or wash it down the drain. Please don’t do this.
Disposing of hazardous waste in landfills contaminates our drinking water and can kill wildlife. Throwing out electronics wastes billions of dollars in recoverable materials such as gold, silver, coltan, copper, palladium, platinum, and other valuable metals. Proper hazardous waste disposal is integral to protecting the health of humans and our environment.
The city will host a free household hazardous waste and electronics collection day for residents of Sedona and unincorporated Yavapai County on Saturday, April 13, 8 a.m. to noon, at Sedona Red Rock High School. Residents should be prepared to show a driver’s license and one utility bill as proof of residence. No latex paints or commercial business waste will be accepted.
Waste accepted: Aerosol paints and spray products, batteries except for lead acid or any other vehicle battery, computer equipment, gasoline, household cleaners, kerosene, light bulbs, pesticides, pool chemicals, small appliances, small electronic devices, standard grill and camping propane tanks, oil-based paints, stains, solvents, thinners, televisions, and adhesives.
Waste not accepted: Ammunition and fireworks, car or other vehicle batteries, commercial business waste, explosives, compressed gas cylinders other than propane, such as oxygen, acetylene, etc., latex paints, medical waste or prescription drugs, motor oil and oil filters, radioactive materials including smoke detectors, tires of any kind, any other material or items not mentioned as acceptable above.
Wondering what you can do with the items we don’t accept? Add kitty litter or sawdust to latex paint to dry it out and dispose of it with regular trash. If you are able to remove the dried paint from the can, please recycle the can.
What about prescription drugs? Anyone can take expired medications to the Sedona Police Department lobby and deposit them in the Rx drop box.
Vehicle batteries and motor oil can be returned to garages or auto supply stores.
Coconino County residents with household hazardous waste can contact the Flagstaff Hazardous Products Center for year-round disposal service at (928) 213-2159 or visit flagstaff.az.gov/hpc.
For additional details on the Sedona Household Hazardous waste event call 928-203-5060 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.