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Popular Tox-Away Saturdays Return

This spring, residents are encouraged to dig through cabinets and shelves to get rid of corrosive, toxic, and even ignitable, harmful cleaners. The City’s Solid Waste Department is teaming with the Allen County Department of Environmental Management (ACDEM) to bring back Tox-Away Saturday, to make it safe and more accessible to dispose of the hazardous chemicals.

The first of six-weekend collections will be this Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the Allen County household hazardous waste facility at 2260 Carroll Road, between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Residents will need to bring cash to cover the disposal costs. Credit cards will not be accepted.

For the protection of residents and workers this is a drive-thru event only. Residents will pull up, and staff members with personal protective gloves and masks will take disposables and cash without anyone getting out of their vehicle.

Last year was the first edition of Tox-Away Saturdays, and the event proved very popular. During the 2019 collections, residents disposed of more than 24 tons of household hazardous waste and recycled 4,245 gallons of latex paint.

Tox-Away Saturday Dates:

May 16, 2020

June 20, 2020

August 15, 2020

September 19, 2020

October 10, 2020

November 14, 2020

Typical items for disposal include:

*Automotive products



*Fire extinguishers

*Fluorescent light bulbs


*Household cleaners




*Pool chemicals

*Propane tanks

Fees by item:

• Household Hazardous Waste:

o 0-25 pounds = $5

o 26-50 pounds = $10

o Over 51 pounds = $1 per pound

• Auto, ATV, Mower Battery: $2 a piece

• Fire Extinguisher: $2 per item

• Latex Paint: $1 per quart, $2 per gallo

• Propane Tank: $1 per pound

• Fluorescent 4 and 8 foot bulbs:

o 1-10 = $1

o 11-20 = $2

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