IEPA to host household
hazardous waste cleanup in Lincoln
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[SEPT. 11, 2003]
SPRINGFIELD -- Homeowners will have a special opportunity
to safely dispose of household hazardous wastes. A collection has
been set for Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Logan
County Fairgrounds, 1408 Short 11th St. in Lincoln, according to
state Sen. Larry Bomke, R-Springfield. The Illinois Environmental
Protection Agency is co-hosting the collection day with Logan County
LEPC and Logan County Health Department.
urges area residents to take advantage of this valuable program and
clean out their homes of any hazardous materials.
household items such as paints, pesticides and chemical cleaners
tend to collect in our garages and sheds over the years," said Bomke.
"These items can be dangerous if they are not stored and disposed of
properly. I urge homeowners to check the expiration dates and drop
off any of these materials that may have become hazardous or that
they simply won’t be using in the next year."
accepted include oil-based paints, household batteries, paint
thinners, used motor oil, herbicides, drain cleaners, insecticides,
lawn chemicals, pesticides, solvents, old gasoline, antifreeze, pool
chemicals, hobby chemicals, cleaning products, aerosol paints and
pesticides, mercury, and fluorescent lamp bulbs.
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paint, agricultural wastes, propane tanks, business and commercial
sector wastes, smoke detectors, explosives, farm machinery oil,
fireworks, fire extinguishers, lead acid batteries, institutional
wastes, and medical wastes will not be accepted.
According to the IEPA, more than 268,419 households have
participated in 304 events, collecting more than 54,736 55-gallon
drums of toxic material since 1989.
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[News release from
Sen. Larry Bomke]