What you need to know about Vanderburgh County’s Tox-Away Day

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Tox-Away Day, will be held on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., in the Civic Center parking lot. (Image courtesy MGN Online)

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — The 26th Annual Vanderburgh County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day, or Tox-Away Day, will be held on Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., in the Civic Center parking lot.

The program is sponsored by the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District, and offers Vanderburgh County households a safe disposal option for household hazardous waste.

Residents can bring the following to Tox-Away Day:

  • used motor oil
  • antifreeze
  • pesticides
  • household cleaners and chemicals
  • aerosol cans
  • solvents and thinners
  • oil-based paint
  • pharmaceuticals
  • mercury-containing items (like thermometers and fluorescent bulbs)

Materials that will not be accepted include:

  • Latex paint
  • commercial and industrial waste
  • explosives and ammunition
  • infectious waste
  • radioactive waste
  • gas cylinders
  • appliances
  • computer equipment
  • tires

Tox-Away Day is for Vanderburgh County households only.

No businesses will be allowed to participate.

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(This story was originally published on September 12, 2019)

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