“Outstanding service. They were extremely careful delivering the extra large container into our driveway.” -- A. L. GARNER
JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Johns Creek residents turned out in record numbers to this month's Household Hazardous Waste collection event presented by the city and Keep Johns Creek Beautiful. The annual event, which was held Nov. 4, allowed residents to safely dispose of materials that need to stay out of landfills, but are often challenging to dispose of properly.More than 1,100 residents took advantage of the opportunity to clear out electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, paint, mercury, pesticides, household cleaners, pool chemicals, and other items. These common household products can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or can be corrosive, toxic or contain hazardous ingredients.According to the Environmental Protection Agency's website, "improper disposal of HHW can include pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm sewers, or in some cases putting them out with the regular trash." "The dangers of such disposal methods might not be immediately obvious, but...