Friday, September 16, 2016

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Nears

The Darke County Solid Waste District will once again sponsor a one-day, drive-through household hazardous waste collection event on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Darke County Residents are invited to drop off their household hazardous waste at the Darke County Fairgrounds Swine Barn from 8 am to 12 noon. There is a limit of 15 containers of paint, no matter the size. Empty paint containers can be placed in your weekly trash as long as the lid is off and all the paint is dried-up. No 55 gallon drums will be accepted.

This is a free event and open to all residents of Darke County. No appointment is needed, but we do ask that residents with last names beginning with A – M arrive between 8 am and 10 am, and last names beginning with N – Z arrive between 10 am and 12 noon to avoid long lines.

Items taken:

  • Paint (Oil and Latex)
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Gasoline/Kerosene
  • Household Cleaners
  • Antifreeze
  • Varnishes/Stains
  • Mercury
  • Turpentine
  • Fertilizers/Pesticides
  • 20# & Smaller Propane Tanks
  • Prescription Medications Items NOT taken:
  • Asbestos
  • Explosives
  • Ammunition
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Fireworks
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Medical Waste
  • Infectious Waste
  • Electronics
  • Tires

How to prepare for an HHW collection event.

  • Pack HHW in cardboard boxes so that it does not spill during transport. Be prepared to leave your containers and boxes.
  • Put like chemicals together. Separate unlike chemicals.
  • Label materials that are not in their original containers.
  • Make sure containers are not leaking and lids are tightly sealed.
  • Put your boxes in your car trunk, away from passengers during transport. Remove all other items from the trunk.
  • At the event, trained personnel will ask you to remain in your car while they remove the HHW from your trunk.

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