Time to Take Out the Trash on Household Hazardous Waste

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): This Saturday from 9-2:30 p.m. is the Allen County Solid Waste Management District's Tox-Away Day. It's an annual event that gives residents the opportunity to get rid of any hazardous waste in a safe way. Residents can bring their hazardous waste to the industrial parking lot at 3301 Wayne Trace. These materials, if disposed of improperly, can be dangerous to your health and the environment. Last year, the District collected over 43,000 pounds of household hazardous waste at the event.

Tox-Away Day is open to Allen County residents only. Residents are asked not to mix products or remove labels and to leave all products in their original containers.

Fees are $5.00 for up to 10 gallons of liquid waste or 50 pounds of dry waste and $1.00 for each additional gallon of liquid waste or 5 pounds of dry waste. There is an additional $25.00 service fee for more than 10 gallons of motor oil. Other fees include $0.50 per Fluorescent bulb, $1.00 per car battery, and $3.00 for each propane tank with a limit of three tanks.

The following items are NOT ACCEPTED:

•Latex Paint
•Steel Drums
•Radioactive Material
•Infectious Waste
•Industrial Hazardous Waste