ELKHART — Elkhart County’s solid waste management district will sponsor its monthly household hazardous waste collection this weekend.
County residents can drop off unwanted items from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Elkhart County jail near C.R. 7 and C.R. 26.
Acceptable waste 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, electronics, tires, refrigerators and dehumidifiers will not be accepted. Contact the solid waste management district office for recycling information.
Latex paint and alkaline batteries are not collected. Latex paint can be dried by opening the can and adding cat litter, sand, shredded newspaper or other absorbents to speed the process. The dried can and alkaline batteries can be thrown away with regular trash. Neither is considered hazardous waste.
The next household hazardous waste collection will be Saturday, Sept. 7.
For more information call the solid waste management district office at 293-2269.