Saturday, October 25, 2014
Loading...





ELKHART Monthly household hazardous waste collection this weekend

A collection site for household hazardous waste will be open Saturday, May 4, at the Elkhart County jail.
Posted on May 1, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May 1, 2013 at 1:24 p.m.

ELKHART — Elkhart County residents can drop off household hazardous waste at a collection event this weekend at the county jail near C.R. 7 and C.R. 26.

The collection site will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 4. The monthly event is sponsored by Elkhart County’s solid waste management district.

Waste accepted at the collection site includes oil-based paints, motor oil, gasoline, pesticides, medications and household cleaners. If possible, materials should be in their original, labeled containers. Containers larger than five gallons will not be accepted.

Other items that will not be accepted include electronics, tires, refrigerators and dehumidifiers. Contact the solid waste management district office at 293-2269 for recycling information on those items.

Latex paint and alkaline batteries are also not accepted at the collection site. Latex paint can be dried by opening the can and adding cat litter, sand, shredded newspaper or other absorbents to speed up the process. Empty paint cans, as well as alkaline batteries, can be thrown away with regular trash. Neither is considered hazardous waste.

The next household hazardous waste collection will be June 1.


Recommended for You


Loading...
Loading...
Loading...
 Members of the Brooklyn Borough President's office hand out fliers detailing the risks of Ebola outside The Gutter bowling alley, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, in New York. Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, tested positive for the disease and is being treated at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Posted 2 hours ago
 FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, a specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The market's flux over the past week has given investors pause for thought. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Posted at 12:12 a.m.
Back to top ^