Putnam Tox-Away Day moves to GHS location for May 10

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Putnam County's annual Tox-Away Day is coming up on Saturday, May 10 at its new location at Greencastle High School.

The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine). Residents should expect longer lines between 8 and 9 a.m.

Attendees should enter the high school property from the Washington Street entrance only.

Tox-Away Days are annual events sponsored by West Central Solid Waste District that provide Montgomery, Parke and Putnam county residents with the opportunity to safely and inexpensively dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW).

Electronics such as computers, cell phones, DVD players, etc. can no longer be thrown in the trash. You can bring all electronics and appliances to these events for free (one exception is a $10 fee for TVs).

The district spends nearly $24,000 for each one-day event, so residents are urged to take advantage of this opportunity by cleaning out homes and/or garages and bringing in hazardous items for proper disposal. Such materials, if disposed of improperly, can be dangerous to human and animal health and the environment.

When residents arrive at GHS, they will be routed to appropriate collection stations. The event is organized to get people in and out as quickly and safely as possible.

Residents are asked to remain in their vehicle as skilled personnel unload their items.

Accepted items at Tox-Away Day have changed. For a complete list of acceptable items check the printable flyer on the district's website at www.westcentralswd.com or watch for upcoming ads in the Banner Graphic.

Residents can call the district office with specific questions at 653-2150. Businesses are prohibited from dropping off items.

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