Mesa residents can get rid of household hazardous waste Saturday, Feb. 4, when the city will collect a wide range of substances. The free event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the East Mesa Service Center, 6953 E. Decatur St., which is east of Power Road and north of University Drive.
The city will accept paint, pool chemicals, smoke detectors, adhesives, antifreeze, gasoline and propane tanks, mercury, up to five automotive tires, fuel additives, aerosol cans, motor oil, batteries, pesticides, transmission fluid, fluorescent light bulbs, and prescription and non-prescription drugs. Up to two appliances will be accepted. Collected materials will be recycled, reused or disposed of in an environmentally responsible way. The city will not collect industrial waste, radioactive material, explosives, large truck tires or trash. For more information, call (480) 644-2221 or visit www.mesarecycles.org.