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      City of Kirksville to collect household hazardous waste materials

      The City of Kirksville is collecting household hazardous waste materials.

      The Public Works Department is helping rid homes of hazardous products. An appointment must be scheduled if interested in disposing items. This way, qualified staff will be available to properly dispose of the materials. The department will be collecting items on April 19th, July 19th, and September 20th. Items that can be dropped off include aerosols, antifreeze, batteries, pesticides and insecticides.

      "You don't want them lying around your house if you don't need them, because they can be health hazards, they can be fire hazards," said Alan Griffiths, Kirksville Public Works Director.

      This program is limited to household waste from citizens who live within city limits. You must call the Public Works Department located at 2001 N. Osteopathy at (660)627-1291 to schedule an appointment. Items accepted at the collection site include: Aerosols, antifreeze, batteries-nicad, batteries-alkaline, batteries-lead acid, batteries-lithium, batteries-button, ballasts, bulbs-fluorescent, bulbs-shatter shield, bulbs-HID, bulbs-U-shaped, bulbs-crushed/broken, cleaners-water based, cleaners-ammonia-based, corrosives, cylinder-fire extinguishers, fertilizers, oil cooking, oil-used filters, oil-motor, gear, lube, paint-oil-based, paint-lead based, pesticides/poison-pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, rodenticides, miticides, and fungicides. Latex and water-based paints will not be accepted.