Do you need to dispose of old paint, batteries or household chemicals? Bring these items to the “Tox Away Day,” a special collection for hazardous waste materials. The event is Saturday, October 10th from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Daviess County Operations Center (2620 Highway 81).
It’s a great time to clean out your garage or storage cabinets at home. Bring used motor oil, old gasoline or aerosol cans. Workers are also taking asbestos, P-C-B materials, fluorescence bulbs and lawn chemicals.
This is a FREE service, open to all county residents, and presented by the Daviess County Fiscal Court and the City of Owensboro.
Accepted items at the drop-off event include: lighter fluid, thinners, turpentine, adhesives, old gasoline, polishes, kerosene, 2-cycle gasoline, propane, used oil, vehicle batteries, oil-based paints, aerosols, cyanides, acids and caustics, drain cleaners, bleach, household cleaners, rat poison, fluorescent bulbs, pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, lawn chemicals, antifreeze, fire extinguishers, Ni-Cad batteries, lithium batteries, alkaline batteries, smoke detectors, pool chemicals, strong chemicals, asbestos, pharmaceutical oxygen cylinders, Co2 cylinders, freon cylinders, helium cylinders, PCB materials, aluminum paint, reactives, flammable solids and animal repellant.
Workers cannot accept: appliances, ammunition, computers, medical waste, tires, solid waste (trash), air conditioners, refrigerators, acetylene cylinders, de-humidifiers, any cylinders other than listed, unmarked cylinders or cylinders with broken and inoperable valves, business waste and latex paint.
Questions? Contact Mike Hamilton at 270-229-4484.