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Dispose of unwanted hazardous waste during Tox-Away Saturday

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – This Saturday marks another Tox-Away Day in Fort Wayne.

Residents can dispose of expired or unwanted household hazardous waste products safely at the Allen County Department of Environmental Management’s (ACDEM) Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

The City’s Solid Waste Department is funding the waste disposal and has supplied two 40-yard containers.

Typical items for disposal include:

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

Items will be accepted from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the facility on Carroll Road. The only entrance to the facility is from Fort Recovery Road via Lima Road.

Future Tox-Away Saturdays are scheduled for June 1, August 3, September 7 and October 12.

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