Toss the tox during Fort Wayne’s Tox-Away Saturday

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The City’s Solid Waste Department, along with the Allen County Department of Environmental Management (ACDEM), will offer another Tox-Away Day on Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The event will take place at the Allen County household hazardous waste facility, located at 2260 Carroll Rd. Residents should enter off of Lima Road onto Ft. Recovery Road.

The Solid Waste Department said it will cover most of the cost of proper disposal with a small fee charged to those bringing in the products for disposal. Residents are asked to bring cash or personal check to cover 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 will accept the disposables and fees without anyone getting out of their vehicle to ensure social distancing.

Typical items for disposal include:

  • Automotive products
  • Batteries
  • Fertilizers
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fluorescent light bulbs
  • Herbicides
  • Household cleaners
  • Mercury
  • Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Pool chemicals
  • Propane tanks

 Fees by item:

  • Household Hazardous Waste:
    • 0-25 pounds = $5
    • 26-50 pounds = $10
    • 51+ pounds = $10 + $1 per pound over 50
  • 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

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