This Saturday, April 12, Wal-Mart will provide personnel to collect household hazardous waste from 50 people's homes. The chemicals include paint, old fuels, antifreeze, pool chemicals and oil-based paints among other things. For a complete list of acceptable material, please contact the West Central Solid Waste District.
This is the inaugural run of this joint effort between Wal-Mart and West Central Solid Waste. After the chemicals are collected they will be transported to Wal-Mart Distribution where they will be collected by New Genesis for disposal.
To be eligible, a person must be disabled or a senior who is unable to participate in West Central Solid Waste's Tox Away Day on May 31.
The service is offered free of charge to those who call and qualify for the pickup.
First, you must contact West Central Solid Waste at 653-2150 or toll free 800-211-2750 to be part of the event if qualified.
This program is in accordance with Wal-Mart's commitment to sustainability. They hope to have no dumpsters at their stores and no landfills with Wal-Mart throwaways in the near future. They also recently began selling reusable bags that can be purchased for $1 at any Wal-Mart Store.
This year's Tox Away Day is to be held at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on May 31, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.