Keep DeKalb Beautiful, a unit of the DeKalb County Sanitation Division, will host its semiannual Household Hazardous Waste Event on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon.

The event will be held at the DeKalb County Sanitation Division’s Central Transfer Station, located at 3720 Leroy Scott Drive in Decatur.
Participants will have an opportunity to properly dispose of dangerous household chemicals that are no longer in use. Hazardous materials such as aerosols, mercury, batteries, adhesives, flammables, lawn care products, fluorescent light bulbs, photo chemicals, artist supplies, swimming pool chemicals and paint and paint-related products will be accepted. Items such as agricultural waste, ammunition, pharmaceuticals, radioactive materials, and biohazardous and biomedical waste will not be accepted. Participants will be limited to 10 gallons of paint per vehicle.
Participation is free and only open to DeKalb County residents. Proper identification to prove DeKalb County residency may be requested.
For more information on this event or how to plan a beautification project with KDB, contact KDB at 404-371-2654 or kdb@dekalbcountyga.gov, or visit www.keepdekalbbeautiful.org.