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Annual Tox-Away Day on September 6

The following statement was issued Thursday by the Allen County Solid Waste Management District:

The Allen County Solid Waste Management District’s annual Tox-Away Day will be held on Saturday September 6, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the former Navistar Tech Center parking lot, 2911 Meyer Road, Fort Wayne. This event is open to Allen County, Indiana residents only. Minimal fees apply. Residents may print off & fill out the registration form ahead of time at www.acwastewatcher.org. Forms will also be available on-site at the event.

Many items bought and used around the house, garage, garden, or shop contain toxic chemicals. These products are household hazardous wastes, and can harm health or the environment if not properly handled. They also may cause water and air pollution if carelessly discarded.

Materials ACCEPTED include:

•Toxic household cleaners, health & beauty products, batteries, lawn chemicals, pool chemicals, oil-based paints, paint thinners, automotive products, mercury items, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, etc.

Materials NOT ACCEPTED include:

•Latex paint, explosives, radioactive material, steel drums, infectious waste, tires, and steel drums. (Note: Latex paint can be air dried and thrown in the garbage).

Bring products in their original containers. Do not mix products or remove labels.

For more information, contact the Allen County Solid Waste Management District at 449-7878 or visit www.acwastewatcher.org. Small businesses and non-profits interested in participating must contact the District.

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