The Clay-Owen-Vigo Solid Waste Management District will host three Tox Away Days for residents of Clay, Owen and Vigo counties. The purpose of these events is to provide an environmentally proper method of disposal of small quantities of household hazardous waste accumulated by residents.
Clay County's Tox Away Day will be Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Forest Park Pavilion.
Tox Away Days were also planned in Vigo and Owen counties.
Acceptable items include oil-based paint, solvents, stains, varnishes, thinners, turpentine, preservatives, hobby supplies, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, pool chemicals, fertilizer, insecticides, pet care products, fingernail polish and removers, deodorizers, disinfectants, drain and oven cleaners, home cleaning products, furniture and floor polishes, auto polishes, aerosol cans, degreasers and engine cleaners, anti-freeze, motor oil and oil filters.
The following items will not be accepted: latex paint, commercial waste, agribusiness waste or chemicals, industrial hazardous waste, explosives, ammunition, firearms, radioactive materials, infectious waste, household and automotive batteries, gas cylinders, tires, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and 55-gallon drums.
Waste will not be accepted from area businesses.
The events will use a drive-up system. Vehicles will be directed to the sorting area to be unloaded, after drivers are determined to be Clay County residents (for the Clay County event).
Residents can pick up reusable items 1-2 p.m. at each event.
For more information, call Janet Reed at (812) 443-0168 or (800) 387-3380.