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Time is Running Out for Free Hazardous Waste Collection

SEGUIN, Texas – Grant funding received by the City of Seguin to provide free household hazardous waste collection to residents will soon be coming to an end on February 21, 2021.

The City is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Waste Management At-Your-Door special collection service before it’s too late.

“Approximately $16,000 of the program’s grant funding remains,” said Jennifer Sourdellia, Public Information Officer for the City of Seguin. “We don’t want to see this program and funding go unused, so residents are highly encouraged to take advantage of this service within the next month,” she said.

The hazardous waste collection program, made possible by a grant from the Alamo Area Council of Governments, has been awarded to the City annually for the past 5 years. The program provides Seguin residents with this service to collect the difficult, sometimes hazardous, and hard-to-recycle items that almost every household accumulates – including electronics, which was a new addition this year to the types of acceptable items collected.

“Now that the holidays have come and gone, this is the perfect opportunity to dispose of the old electronics that have now been replaced by new ones – such as non-working cell phones, televisions, laptops, keyboards, monitors, gaming systems, microwaves and more – all of which are eligible for pick-up,” said Sourdellia.

Anyone who lives in the city limits can participate in the At Your Door Special Collection Program. Arranging a collection at the doorstep is as easy as making a toll-free call to 1-800-449-7587. Pick-ups can also be scheduled online through Waste Management’s website at wmatyourdoor.com/residential.

In addition to electronics, Waste Management will collect pesticides, household chemicals, sharps, batteries, fluorescent lights, automotive waste products (including oil), paints, thinners, and dozens of other items that don't belong with your recyclables or regular curbside waste pickup. For a complete list of accepted items, visit wmatyourdoor.com or call 1-800-449-7587. Information is also available on the City’s website at https://bit.ly/SeguinHHW

Items NOT ACCEPTED include: asbestos, ammunition/explosives, biological waste, appliances (washing machines, refrigerators, vacuums or tools), construction related debris, commercial or business supplies, containers over 5 gallons, fire extinguishers, food waste, pressurized cylinders, medicines/prescriptions, radioactive materials, tires, primary batteries from hybrid or electric vehicles, trash (including bulky items and furniture), liquid mercury, smoke detectors, food waste, cooking oil, liquid or empty containers, lamp fixtures, incandescent light bulbs and unknown or unlabeled materials.

“While grant funding remains available, we hope Seguin residents will reap the benefits of this program” said Sourdellia.

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