time to check out that basement and garage!
Household hazardous waste collection coming to Logan County
Fairground October 11
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[September 12, 2014]
- Looking for a free, environmentally safe disposal option for household
hazardous wastes such as oil-based paint, pesticides, old medications and
other household chemicals?
The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency along
with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will be holding a
Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
The collection will be held at the Logan County Fairgrounds from 8
a.m. to 3 p.m.. The collection should be entered through the Short
11th Street entrance. Event will take place rain or shine.
Area residents who have been storing these household hazardous
wastes in their basements, sheds and garages are encouraged to take
advantage of this one-day collection event. The last Household
Hazardous Waste Collection held in Logan County was in 2003.
The collection will accept the following items: Oil-based paints,
thinners, chemical cleaners, unwanted pharmaceuticals, mercury and
mercury containing items, antifreeze, motor oil, gasoline, kerosene,
herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, adhesives, hobby/pool
chemicals, aerosol paints and household batteries. Fluorescent and
other high-density lamps may also be brought to the collection. The
public is encouraged to find alternative uses for latex paint since
it is not considered hazardous.
Items not accepted include: explosives, ammunition, fire
extinguishers, smoke detectors, controlled substances, sharps and
needles, controlled substances, agricultural chemicals, farm
machinery oil and business/commercial/institutional waste. Propane
tanks and lead acid batteries cannot be accepted, but should be
taken to local recyclers.
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Hazardous materials collected at the event will
be re-used, recycled or destroyed by private contractors hired by
the IL-EPA to manage the collection. These collections are the
preferred method of disposal for household hazardous waste as the
potential exists for serious health and environmental consequences
if these materials are not properly handled and disposed of.
Questions regarding the collection should be directed to Mitzi
Rohlfs, Logan County Joint Solid Waste Coordinator at 217-732-9636
or at 217-737-7927. The agency’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recyclers are encouraged to “Like” the Logan County Joint Solid
Waste Agency on Facebook for the most current and up-to-date
information on the Household Hazardous Waste Collection or other
recycling programs of the agency.
[Text received; MITZI ROHLFS, LOGAN
COUNTY JOINT SOLID WASTE AGENCY]