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Latest ‘Tox-Away Day’ is this Saturday

"Tox-Away Day" is this weekend. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

Many people are storing corrosive, toxic or ignitable products in our house without thinking about the hazards they present. So now is the time to round up such items and discard them at Tox-Away Saturday on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The City’s Solid Waste Department is teaming with the Allen County Department of Environmental Management (ACDEM) for the weekend disposal at the county’s household hazardous waste facility at 2260 Carroll Road.

Last month’s Tox-Away Saturday saw a record, 10,056 pounds of household hazardous waste and 1152 gallons of paint brought in. Typical items for disposal include:

*Automotive products

*Batteries

*Fertilizers

*Fire extinguishers

*Fluorescent light bulbs

*Herbicides

*Household cleaners

*Mercury

*Paint

*Pesticides

*Pool chemicals

*Propane tanks

Disposal fees and weight limits are:

0-25 pounds – $5

26-50 pounds – $10

Fire extinguisher – $2

Propane – 1$ per pound

4-foot bulb – $1

8-foot bulb – $2

Latex paint – $2 per gallon

ACDEM wants residents to consider the following options before taking household hazardous waste to Tox-Away Days:

*Reduce waste by buying what you need

*Purchase less-toxic options

*Ask family, friends, and neighbors if they need it

The final Tox-Away Saturday for 2019 will be Oct. 12.

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