Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Posted on May 10, 2021 by in
May 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex
4851 Sicard Hollow Road

The City, in conjunction with Amwaste, is hosting a Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 8am-noon in the parking lot of Sicard Hollow Athletic Complex (SHAC). Please note that this is for Vestavia Hills residents only; collections will not be accepted from contractors or non-residents.

Accepted/Not Accepted?

Paint – You may also dispose of household amounts of empty latex paint containers or hardened solid paint with your first weekly garbage collection. If there is still liquid paint in an old can, the liquid should be solidified by mixing the paint with cat litter, oil dry, sand or sawdust to avoid spillage onto driveways, sidewalks or streets.

Bulbs – The EPA recommends that consumers take advantage of available local options for recycling CFLs, fluorescent bulbs and other bulbs that contain mercury rather than disposing of them in regular household trash.

Batteries – Most single use and rechargeable batteries, such as lithium and button batteries, are recyclable. Regular alkaline, manganese and carbon-zinc batteries are not considered hazardous waste and can be disposed of with ordinary trash.

Household amounts of pesticides, herbicides & fertilizers – You may also dispose of household amounts with your first weekly garbage collection by adhering to these following ADEM guidelines:

  • Follow the instructions on the product’s label.
  • Be sure that there are no freestanding liquids. Open the container and allow any liquid to evaporate or absorb the liquid into cat litter, sawdust or other absorbent material.
  • Carefully contain the absorbent material and any remaining residue in a leak-resistant bag or other container while the waste is being transported to a disposal facility.
  • Be sure that you only dispose of a small amount of waste at a time. Divide larger quantities and dispose of them over several collection periods.