TDEC Awards Grants to Divert Household Hazardous Waste from Landfills

Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville each receive $127,500

 

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) has awarded the City of Chattanooga, City of Knoxville, City of Memphis, and Metropolitan Government of Nashville and
Davidson County $127,500 each for the operation and/or maintenance of permanent household hazardous waste facilities.

“These grants will provide an environmentally friendly option for citizens to dispose of household cleaners, pesticides, and other hazardous materials commonly found in homes,” TDEC Commissioner Bob Martineau said. “The efforts of permanent facilities, coupled with our mobile household waste collection service, are essential to protecting human health and the environment.”

TDEC’s household waste collection service allows Tennessee residents in areas without permanent disposal sites the opportunity to dispose of hazardous materials. These events occur during the spring and the fall.

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