Mesa city officials on Wednesday, Oct. 17, will open its new household hazardous materials facility 2412 N. Center St., Bldg. 2, off Lehi Road.
Many items found in homes do not belong in the trash or recycle barrel, and should not be poured down the drain or poured into the street, city officials note. Instead they can be reused, recycled or disposed of properly to prevent pollution. The new facility even has a convenient drive-through amenity – and motorists must use it.
Only Mesa residents can use it and those who do need to bring proof of residency. Officials also want users to: not mix materials or place them in a bag; seal items in original containers to prevent spillage; label any unmarked containers if contents are known; transport containers in boxes or plastic totes; and mark items to be unloaded with “HHM.”
People can even drop off old appliances and motor vehicle tires, and a list of what’s acceptable and not acceptable can be found at mesaaz.gov/residents/solid-waste-trash-recycling-/trash-recycling-for-single-family-homes/household-hazardous-waste-program#Rules.