The cities of Dunwoody and Chamblee are partnering together to hold a free household hazardous waste recycling event on Saturday, Aug. 24, to give local residents a chance to throw out items like pesticides, aerosols and light bulbs.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Plaza Fiesta, 4166 Buford Highway, in the northeastern corner of the shopping center near Dresden Drive.

Residents are required to pre-register. Dunwoody resident can register using this link: Chamblee residents can register using this link:

Proof of residency is required to take part in the event and disposal is limited to residential quantities, according to a press release.

Items accepted for recycling include the following:

  • Aerosols
  • Adhesives, resins and epoxies
  • Mercury debris/articles/devices
  • Lawn care products
  • Automotive products
  • Poisons (rat, rodent, insect repellents)
  • Fluorescent or incandescent bulbs
  • Non-DEA regulation pharmaceuticals
  • Photo chemicals
  • Hobby and artist supplies
  • Paints and paint-related products
  • Cleaners and swimming pool chemicals
  • Pesticides

Agricultural wastes, bio-hazardous/bio-medical waste, ammunition, explosives and radioactive materials will not be accepted.