Tempe residents are encouraged to clean closets, clear out sheds, purge garages and bring it all to the city’s Zero Waste Day on April 19 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tempe Fire Training Facility, 1340 E. University Dr.
Accepted items include: books, building supplies (no cement), electronic equipment (calculators, cameras, cell phones, computers and monitors, DVD players, VCRs, telephones, televisions), golf balls, household hazardous waste (cleaning supplies, lawn and pool chemicals, paint, etc.), household textiles (clothing, linens, towels), belts, hats, shoes (all types), purses, wallets, soft/stuffed toys, plastic shopping bags, school supplies, tires, appliances (dishwashers, refrigerators, stoves), paper, cardboard and other recyclables. All items need to be clean and sanitary. Collected items will be recycled, reused or disposed in an environmentally safe manner.
The event includes free secure document shredding, as well as free compost and paint giveaway (paint limited to 20 gallons per resident). A donation of one canned food item is requested for Tempe Community Action Agency’s food pantry. Participants must show proof of Tempe residency, such as a driver’s license or utility bill.
For more information visit www.tempe.gov/zerowaste or call 480-350-4311.