Do you have cans of paint or unused chemicals sitting in your shed or garage? The City of Tucson and Pima County have an option for you to clean out your space while keeping these hazardous materials out of the environment.

On Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, the Household Hazardous Waste Program and the mid-town Neighborhood Associations will be sponsoring their annual special outreach collection event. The event will be held at Himmel Park in the north parking lot. Himmel Park is east of Tucson Blvd. and south of Speedway Blvd.

Accepted materials include: Automotive fluids, auto and rechargeable batteries from electronics equipment, toxic cleaning products, fluorescent lamps, paints, solvents, lawn and garden products, and computer equipment. The program only accepts materials generated in homes—no commercially generated materials are accepted. More information is available on-line at or by calling ES Customer Service at 791-3171.