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County to collect toxic materials

Tox-Away Day is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the former Navistar Tech Center parking lot, 2911 Meyer Road.

Hosted by the Allen County Solid Waste Management District, the event is open to county residents only. Registration forms will be available on-site at the event or may be downloaded and printed ahead of time at acwastewatcher.org. Minimal fees apply.

Materials that will be accepted include: toxic household cleaners, health and 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. (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 for small businesses and non-profits interested in participating, call 449-7878 or visit acwastewatcher.org.

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