County again offering free ‘Tox Away Day’ to dispose of hazardous waste on Saturday

September 28, 2022 | 12:07 am

Updated September 28, 2022 | 12:15 am

Daviess County citizens will again have a chance to dispose of items such as old paint, batteries or household chemicals on Oct. 1 during “Tox Away Day,” a special collection for hazardous waste materials.  

The event is from 8 a.m. to noon at the Daviess County Operations Center (2620 KY 81). It is a free service open to all county residents, and it is co-sponsored by the Daviess County Fiscal Court and the City of Owensboro.

For questions, contact the Solid Waste Department at 270-229-4484.

Acceptable items will include: lighter fluid, thinners, turpentine, adhesives, old gasoline, polishes, kerosene, 2-cycle gasoline, propane, used oil, vehicle batteries, oil-based paints, aerosols, cyanides, acids and caustics, drain cleaners, bleach, household cleaners, rat poison, fluorescent bulbs, pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, lawn chemicals, antifreeze, fire extinguishers, Ni-Cad batteries, lithium batteries, alkaline batteries, smoke detectors, pool chemicals, strong chemicals, asbestos, pharmaceutical oxygen cylinders, Co2 cylinders, freon cylinders, helium cylinders, PCB materials, aluminum paint, reactives, flammable solids and animal repellent.

Unacceptable items will include: appliances, ammunition, computers, medical waste, tires, solid waste (trash), air conditioners, refrigerators, acetylene cylinders, dehumidifiers, any cylinders other than listed, unmarked cylinders or cylinders with broken and inoperable valves, business waste and latex paint.

September 28, 2022 | 12:07 am

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