Dumping Chemicals In Miami Dade
Oftentimes home owners and Vendors pour chemicals in the sink and also on the ground. Most people don't think anything about it how they are contaminating the drinking water that is below the ground that we live and build on. These chemicals have various properties, they can be ignitable, have corrosive properties, reactive properties or they are toxic. All of these properties make them very dangerous. Putting paint products in the city's waste stream or not handling these products correctly can contaminate the ground water / drinking ware.
Home owners can also dispose of their items at the following locations:
- West Dade 8801 NW 58th Street
- South Dade 23707 SW 97th Avenue Gate-B
- Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
The centers also accept latex paints that are still in liquid form. However, it is recommended that new paints or latex paint that is still in good condition be donated to neighbors or community groups.
If you have unusable or poor quality latex paint still in liquid form, dry out any remaining liquid with an absorbent material such as newspaper or kitty litter. Once the latex paint has been solidified, you can place the paint can in the regular household waste container for collection.
Also, propane tanks can be disposed of at one of the two Home Chemical Collection Centers. You can also dispose of empty oxygen tanks. Larger tanks such as those used for RV's, forklifts, or fixed kitchen gas supply are not accepted.
The Homax Products Waste Away Paint Hardener solidifies latex and acrylic paints and stains. This item can solidify up to 2/3 of a gallon. At the point when the paint has been solidified, it can be discarded through curbside pickup.