Recycle your electronics, dispose of hazardous waste on Nov. 17

Stop by the City Hall Parking Lot at 405 Biltmore Way on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. until noon to recycle your old electronics, dispose of household hazardous waste in an environmentally friendly manner, and shred any sensitive documents safely and securely onsite.

Any electronic item that has a plug or takes batteries is eligible to be recycled. Coral Gables residents can drop off their household hazardous waste (paint cans, pool chemicals, compact fluorescent light bulbs, cleaners, oils, batteries, and household pesticides).

Items such as medical waste, ammunition and tires will not be accepted at this event. Note that due to the expected volume, attendees are limited to shredding up to five standard-sized boxes per vehicle. This is to allow all participants an opportunity to shred their sensitive documents.

Residents also are encouraged to bring any large boxes or pieces of cardboard to the event and the city will ensure they get recycled properly. The process is quick and easy. All you have to do is pull up in your vehicle and staff will be on hand to help unload your items. Be prepared to show proof of Coral Gables residency.

As a result of the collection events during the past two years, the city has been able to collect over 80,000 pounds of electronic waste, 23,800 pounds of household hazardous waste and shredded over 5,000 pounds of sensitive documents.

This event is being organized in partnership with the Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board, the City of Coral Gables Police and Public Works Departments, STS Electronic Recycling, and Clean Harbors.

For more information on the event or other city sustainability efforts, call 305-460-5008.

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