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Tox Away Day is Saturday

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Clay-Owen-Vigo Solid Waste Management District will be hosting their annual Tox Away Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Vigo County Fairgrounds, for residents of Clay, Owen and Vigo Counties.

This is a one-day event opened to residents of all three counties for disposal of such items as flammable materials, poisons, corrosives and mercury.


Oil-based paint, solvents, stains, varnishes, thinners, turpentine, preservatives, glues and adhesives, 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 filters, gasoline, photographic chemicals, thermometers and mercury, and fluorescent bulbs.


Latex paint, commercial waste, agribusiness, industrial hazardous waste, explosives, ammunition, firearms, radioactive materials, infectious waste, household and automotive batteries, gas cylinders, tires, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers.

This event is for residential, hazardous waste only -- no businesses, please, according to the event organizers.

A drive-up system will be used and residents must remain in their vehicles. Vehicles will be directed to the sorting area to be unloaded, after they are determined to be a resident of Clay, Owen or Vigo County.

Proof of residency required.

For more information call Janet Reed, Executive Director, Clay-Owen-Vigo Solid Waste District at 443-0168 or (800) 387-3380.

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