Posted: 05/07/2013 - Pueblo's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is planned for Saturday, May 11 from 8:00am to 1:00pm at the Colorado State Fair Grounds (Gate 3-Mesa Avenue). This event is open to all residents in the City and County of Pueblo only. No waste accepted from businesses, schools or large facilities. Participants will enter the event from the westbound lane of Mesa Avenue only. Households may drop-off chemicals, poisons, mercury-containing devices such as fluorescent bulbs, thermometers and thermostats, paints and stains, vehicle and household batteries, motor oil, antifreeze and appliances free of charge. Appliances containing Freon such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners can be dropped off for an additional $5 fee per item. Passenger tires may also be dropped off for a $1 per tire fee, with a limit of 12 tires. Electronic waste (computers or TVs) is accepted for a fee, upwards of $5 each, depending on size. No bio-medical waste, ammunition, yard debris, furniture or household trash will be accepted. Proper disposal and recycling of waste can prevent water and land pollution, and avoid excessive landfilling. The Pueblo City-County Health Department, City of Pueblo Stormwater Utility, City of Pueblo Wastewater Division and Pueblo CAREs host this event and encourage participants to carpool by bringing their neighbor's items. For more information or clarification call the Recycle Hotline 583-4924.