Hazardous Waste Collection Day—Sheriff’s Posse Highlights

Bill Shedd

On Feb. 24 Maricopa County District 1 Supervisor Jack Sellers, along with Intel, sponsored a Hazardous Waste Collection event in the Sun Lakes Country Club parking lot. The Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse assisted with traffic control.

The event was a big success, as many community members took advantage of the four-hour opportunity to drop off unwanted hazardous and electronic waste items, including items such as paint, motor oil, antifreeze, cell phones, computers, printers, batteries, light bulbs, and TVs. Paper collection for shredding was also available. The most rewarding part of this collection effort is that together we kept all this hazardous material out of our landfills.

Supervisor Sellers, who is also the chairman of the Board of Supervisors, wanted to thank the community for bringing their hazardous waste to the event, the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse team for making the traffic flow run so smoothly, the volunteers, and all the companies that made it possible: Intel, Westech Recyclers, KES (Kary Environmental Services), and ASDD Document Destruction.

As a reminder, the Sun Lakes Sheriff’s Posse will hold the semi-annual Shred and National Drug Take-Back event on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. until noon and the Drug Take-Back from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 10440 E. Riggs Road (northeast corner of Riggs Road and Alma School Road).

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