First “Tox-Away Day” this Saturday

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First “Tox-Away Day” this Saturday

 

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Department of Environmental Management (ACDEM) and the City of Fort Wayne have partnered to expand ACDEM’s successful “Tox-Away Tuesday” program, giving residents more opportunities to safely dispose of expired or unwanted household hazardous waste. The program will operate on six Saturdays in addition to the regular weekly Tuesday schedule.
The dates for the expanded service are:
• April 6
• May 4
• June 1
• August 3
• September 7
• October 12
There is no Saturday program in July. The Saturday hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ACDEM’s HHW facility at 2260 Carroll Road. Traffic should enter the site from Lima Road onto Fort Recovery behind the old sheriff’s building. Minimal fees apply.

The Tox-Away program allows residents to get rid of such items as automotive products, batteries, fertilizers, household cleaners, mercury, fluorescent light bulbs, paints and stains, pesticides, herbicides, propane tanks and pool chemicals. These materials, if not disposed of properly, can be dangerous to our health and the environment

Before taking household hazardous waste to the HHW Facility, residents are encouraged to try the following options:
• Reduce waste by buying only what you need
• Purchase non-toxic options
• Share leftovers with family, friends, and neighbors
County of Allen
City of Fort Wayne
More information about the Tox-Away program is available online at ACDEM’s website – or by calling 449-4433.