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City to collect toxic items

Allen County residents can get rid of hazardous household waste Saturday at Tox-Away Day.

Accepted materials include toxic household cleaners, health and beauty products, batteries, lawn chemicals, pool chemicals, oil-based paints, paint thinners, automotive products, mercury items, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks and fire extinguishers.

These items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bobeck Real Estate parking lot, 3301 Wayne Trace, near the intersection of Wayne Trace and Oxford Street.

The event is sponsored by the Allen County Solid Waste Management District, and minimal fees apply for certain items.

People are encouraged to print and fill out a registration form ahead of time.

The form is available at acwastewatcher.org.

Those dropping items off should bring materials in their original containers.

Products should not be mixed together and labels shouldn’t be removed.

Items not accepted include latex paint, explosives, radioactive material, steel drums and infectious waste, the statement said.

Call 449-7878 with questions.

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