For Immediate ReleasePress Contact: Nabil Al-Hadithy , Hazardous Materials Manager , (510) 981-7460
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DUE TO EXPIRE
Berkeley Hazards Pickup Program Ends March 31
Berkeley, California (Thursday, November 17, 2005) - Through a grant from California Integrated Waste Management Board, the City of Berkeley provides household collection and disposal services for hazardous wastes to eligible residents for only $10.00 per pickup. The remaining portion, over $100, is paid by the grant that will expire March 31.
**Please note that this program may not be currently available. Please contact the City of Berkeley Toxics Management Division for more information at 981-7460.**
The program is intended to assist Berkeley residents who meet one or more of the following qualifications:
• Berkeley's seniors (ages 65 and older)
• Low income households (annual income of less than $51,250)
• Residents with disabilities
• Households without a vehicle
How Does It Work?
Call the City's Contractor, Curbside, Inc. at 800-449-7587 to request a collectionat your home. If unable to assemble the material, the driver will assist the resident.A special request must be made in advance by contacting Curbside, Inc. at the number provided above.
For questions about this program, please call 800-449-7587 For more information, go to http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/toxics/HHW.htm Funded by a grant from the California Integrated Waste Management Board