Stop by ECC
No guarantees you will find garden chemicals or that you will find exactly what you need when you get there (since items are free), but before your next DIY project it may be worth a trip to the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center (ECC) at 6400 Bridge St., a short distance drive from the East Library.
Safely dispose old chemicals, cleaners and paint
Especially if you are doing some spring cleaning and need a place to safely dispose of old DIY pesticides, chemicals, cleaners and paint. Not only can you dispose of these items safely, but ECC has a place where they offer free like-new products that other residents drop off occasionally along with their disposables. Just remember, before you yourself drop off a like-new item, try to find a neighbor or friend that might want it.
A “Help-Yourself-Shelf” is available at the ECC. Chemicals, cleaners, and paint in like-new condition are offered free of charge. Since only household and residential items are allowed, if you find a like-new item on the shelf, it was probably a left-over DIY project item that someone could not use.
The center staff are knowledgeable and skilled at culling dropped off or donated items and making sure that all the free DIY chemicals, cleaners, and paint on the shelf you find are in like new condition.
Open to Fort Worth area residents and participating cities, the center does not accept any commercial drop offs so you can probably be assured that products are most likely from a DIYer like you. Learn more about the ECC by clicking here.
So before you spend a bunch of bucks on your next planned DIY project, don’t forget to check out what might be available at ECC. You just might find those chemicals, cleaners, and paint in like-new condition free of charge!