Mesa residents can safely get rid of old paint, batteries and other chemicals this Saturday at a free event. The city will accept household hazardous substances including paint, pool chemicals, adhesives, aerosol cans, pesticides, fuel additives, antifreeze, gasoline and propane tanks, mercury, batteries and light bulbs. Materials should be sealed in an original container whenever possible, and unmarked containers should be labeled if possible. Also, residents can drop off up to two appliances and up to five automotive tires. The city won’t accept industrial waste, radioactive material, explosives, large truck tires or trash.
The collection is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at 6935 E. Decatur St., which is east of Power Road and north of University Drive. For more information, call (480) 644-2221 or visit www.mesarecycles.org