FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Fort Wayne's Solid Waste Department, along with the Allen County Department of Environmental Management will offer another Tox-Away Day this weekend.
Tox-Away Day will be on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Allen County household hazardous waste facility, located at 2260 Carroll Road.
Residents are asked to enter off of Lima Road onto Ft. Recovery Road.
The Solid Waste Department says they will cover most of the cost of proper disposal with a small fee charged to those bringing in the products for disposal.
Residents will need to bring cash or a personal check to pay for the disposal costs. Credit cards will not be accepted.
For the protection of residents and workers, this will be a drive-thru event only.
As residents pull up, staff members with personal protective gloves and face masks will accept the disposables and fees without anyone getting out of their vehicle.
Typical items for disposal include:
- Automotive products
- Fire extinguishers
- Fluorescent light bulbs
- Household cleaners
- Pool chemicals
- Propane tanks
Fees by item:
- Household Hazardous Waste:
- 0-25 pounds = $5
- 26-50 pounds = $10
- Over 51 pounds = $1 per pound
- Auto, ATV, Mower Battery: $2 a piece
- Fire Extinguisher: $2 per item
- Latex Paint: $1 per quart, $2 per gallon
- Propane Tank: $1 per pound
- Fluorescent 4 and 8-foot bulbs:
- 1-10 = $1
- 11-20 = $2
The next Tox-Away Saturday will be on Nov. 14. For more information visit the ACDEM website.