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Posted on: February 4, 2010

[ARCHIVED] City of Madison and SWDA Partner on Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

On February 20th, 2010 the City of Madison is planning to host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event from 9 am until 1 pm at Madison City Hall located at 100 Hughes Rd. The event encourages local area citizens to dispose of items that require special handling such items as paints, solvents, car batteries, and weed killers to name a few. More information about the event and other types of items collected can be found here.

Sponsors for the event include the City of Madison Sustainability Committee and SWDA. The SWDA will provide funding for the on-site hazardous waste contractor and will co-manage the collection with the contractor. The contractor, Clean Harbors Environmental, North America’s leading provider of hazardous waste management services, will provide the hazardous waste personnel.

“Our residents are conscious about what they throw in the garbage can, but do not always have time to drive to Huntsville to properly dispose of items” Mayor Paul Finley says. “We are grateful to SWDA for their willingness to hold a collection day here in Madison”.

SWDA already holds a monthly collection at their Handle With Care facility on the first Saturday of each month from 8 am to noon; however, Madison is seeking to provide a more convenient one-time opportunity for its residents and further emphasize our efforts to protect our environment and support the sustainability goals of Mayor Finley.

“The SWDA is proud to partner with the City of Madison in this worthwhile project. We look forward to providing the means to reduce the potentially hazardous constituents in the Madison waste stream” remarked John R. “Doc” Holladay, SWDA Executive Director.

People attending the event should plan to enter the main entrance of City Hall on Hughes Rd and continue around to the south end of the building. The exit will then be Mill Rd. Signage and volunteers will be on site to direct residents.

We hope you will take an active part in helping our community’s long term health and prosperity by engaging in sustainable practices like responsible household hazardous waste disposal now and in the future. The Madison Sustainability Committee will be promoting other events in the future so stay tuned to our Madison City Sustainability Committee website.

For more information regarding the event, contact Kim Hammond at or Daniel Cook at

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