JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The city of Jacksonville Solid Waste Division is hosting a free household hazardous waste and electronic waste collection event at Mandarin Park on Saturday for Duval County residents.

The event is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the park 14780 Mandarin Road.

Examples of e-waste include TVs (limit three per customer), computer monitors and terminals, keyboards, printers, scanners, stereo equipment, VCRs, camcorders, DVDs, radios, desk or mobile phones, pagers, power tools, small kitchen and health and beauty appliances, etc.

E-waste is collected as part of the normal garbage collection service if placed inside cart for curbside collection; however, once these items enter the waste stream with normal garbage, they cannot be recycled and are disposed of in the landfill.

Examples of household hazardous waste include paint (limit 25 gallons per customer), varnish, shellac, paint thinners and strippers, household and car batteries, thermometers, thermostats, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, antifreeze, aerosol cans, fertilizer, pesticides, acids, gun powder, ammunition, fireworks, fluorescent bulbs and tubes, oil and oil filters, gasoline, etc. Household hazardous waste cannot be collected curbside with regular trash.

Duval County residents are encouraged to drop off their household hazardous waste and e-waste at mobile collection events to prevent otherwise recyclable and/or hazardous materials from ending up in the landfill. The mobile collection events are scheduled nine times a year, from November to June, at various locations throughout the city.

Residents can also drop off their household hazardous waste and e-waste year-round at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility located at 2675 Commonwealth Ave., Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The next two mobile events scheduled for the season are May 17 at Jacksonville Beach Public Works Dept., 1460 Shetter Ave., and June 7 at Ed Austin Regional Park, 11751 McCormick Road.

For more information, call 904-630-CITY or visit coj.net/HHW.