The Clay-Owen-Vigo Sol-id Waste District is gearing up for Earth Day 2005.
The District is sponsoring its annual large appliances (white goods) and heavy trash event on Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Forest Park Pavilion in Brazil.
This is to provide residents a means of disposing of articles that cannot be put out with the weekly trash.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations require that CFCs and HCFCs be recovered and tagged by an EPA certified technician before they can be recycled. Disposal can be very costly for white goods contining freon such as refrigerators, freezers, de-humidifiers and air conditioners. The District will provide this service free for residents of Brazil and Clay County only and is for disposal of household items only. No commercial items will be accepted. Acceptable heavy trash items are items that cannot be placed in a trash bag. Residents may be asked for proof of residency.
Items may only be dropped off 9 a.m.-3 p.m., April 30. Vehicles must enter from the main entrance on the west side of Forest Park, from S. R. 59. Residents must remain in their vehicles until directed to the unloading area. Only one vehicle at a time will be unloaded so items can be sorted properly.
Tires, batteries and liquid waste will not be accepted.
Questions should be directed to Executive Director Janet Reed, Clay-Owen-Vigo Solid Waste District, 443-0168 or (800) 387-3380.