Escambia County's latest Regional Roundup event collected nearly 13 tons of household hazardous waste, electronics and tires to be properly disposed of free of charge for Escambia County residents.
The event was hosted by the Escambia County Waste Services Department Saturday, May 11 across from the Naval Hospital, with 274 participants dropping off items totaling 12.74 tons, or 25,471 pounds.
During Regional Roundup, Escambia County residents brought about 11,891 pounds of household hazardous waste such as latex and oil-based paint, pesticides, pool chemicals, automotive oils and other household chemicals. End-of-life electronic items totaling 9,860 pounds were collected, along with 186 tires totaling 3,720 pounds.
Regional Roundup drop-off events are held multiple times per year, providing an opportunity for Escambia County residents to properly dispose of electronics, household hazardous waste and up to four tires per vehicle, free of charge.
Click here for more information about Regional Roundup events or proper disposal of waste, or contact the Escambia County Waste Services Department at 850-937-2160.