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Tox Away Day set for May 31

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

West Central Solid Waste District has set Tox Away Day in Putnam County on May 31 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, Greencastle.

This event is for residents only and businesses are prohibited from participating.

Items that will be accepted at no cost include paint products, pesticides, household chemicals and mercury. Also antifreeze, cleaners, oil-based paint, weed killers, old fuels such as gasoline and kerosene, paint thinner, rechargeable/Lithium batteries, computer monitors, printers and keyboards.

Adhesives, driveway sealer, motor oil filters, fertilizers, pool chemicals, stain, varnish and pesticides will be accepted.

Tires and appliances will be accepted for a nominal fee. Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers can be disposed of for $10. Stoves, washers, dryer's water heaters, microwaves and humidifiers are $5.

The first six tires for cars and light trucks are free, after that a fee of $2 per tire up to a maximum of 12 is charged. Heavy truck tires are free for the first two with a $5.50 per additional tire with a maximum of four tires accepted.

There is no fee for the first two farm/tractor tires and $15 per additional tire up to four.

Getting rid of televisions costs $20 for tabletop units and $25 for consoles.

Items that will not be accepted include asbestos, hazardous lab chemicals, propane tanks, explosives, ammunition or firearms, radioactive materials, latex paint and medical or infectious waste.

Tox Away days are sponsored by West Central Solid Waste District.

They can be reached at 800-211-2750 or by visiting their Web site at www.westcentralswd.com

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We serioulsy have to pay to drop off items? West Central Solid Waste gets paid to do this, and we have to pay them again? SHEESH

-- Posted by purduegrad on Tue, May 19, 2009, at 10:54 AM

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