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Wednesday, January 24, 2001 at 1:00am

Hazardous waste

dropoff time announced

Davidson County residents will have the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday at 941 Richard Adams Drive located off of Trinity Lane.

Items accepted include: batteries, automotive fluid, herbicides, pesticides, rat poison, solvents, pool chemicals, household cleaners, paint thinners, paint strippers, spray cans, lacquer, wood preservatives and oil-based paint. A limit of 100 pounds per vehicle will be accepted.

Items not accepted include: tires, trash, ammunition, business and industrial waste, explosives/fireworks, medical waste, flares, smoke detectors, radioactive material and gas cylinders. Commercial vans, rental trucks and vans will not be allowed on the site.

Metro Public Works provides this service free of charge to all residents of Davidson County. Subsequent collection events will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month.

For more information about the program call 862-8620.

Nader to speak at Vanderbilt

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