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Putnam County Tox-Away Day Slated For Saturday, May 14th

Putnam County Tox- Away Day is just around the corner!

“Rid Your Home of Hazardous Products & Keep Your Community Safe”

Spring is typically associated with cleaning out your cluttered garage or storage area. Spring cleaning can turn up all kinds of unused lawn chemicals, pesticides, old paints and stains, and maybe a refrigerator or stove that kicked the bucket over the winter. So how can you get rid of potentially toxic or hazardous items in a safe way? Bring them to a Tox- Away Day!

Tox-Away Days are annual events sponsored by West Central Solid Waste District that provide Montgomery, Parke and Putnam County residents with the opportunity to safely and inexpensively dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW).

Electronics such as computers, cell phones, DVD players, etc.can no longer be thrown in the trash. You can bring all electronics and appliances to these events for free (exception: $10 fee for TV’s). Tox-Away Days are the perfect opportunity to dispose of tires that are lying around collecting water and can become mosquito breeding grounds.

The cost to sponsor a one-day collection event is over $25,000 so please take advantage of this opportunity by cleaning out your home and/or garage and bring your hazardous items to us. These materials, if disposed of improperly, can be dangerous to human, animal health, and the environment.

The Putnam County Tox- Away Day will be held at its new location on Saturday, May 14th at Area 30 Career Center, in Greencastle (Across from Wal-Mart) from 8am-1pm (Rain or Shine). The event is organized to get people in and out as quickly and safely as possible, but lines should be anticipated. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicle as skilled personnel unload their items.

Check out our website at www.westcentralswd.com under “Tox-Away Days” for a complete list of items accepted and watch for ads in your local newspaper. If you are unable to attend the Putnam County Tox-Away Day May 14th, you are welcome to attend Tox-Away Days at North Montgomery High School (Crawfordsville) on June 18th and/or the Parke County Fairgrounds (Rockville) on September 17th. Residents can call the District office with specific questions at 800-211-2750. Please thank your Putnam County Board representatives (Councilman Gene Beck, Commissioner Don Walton, and Mayor Bill Dory) and Heritage Environmental Services for supporting this program.

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