On Saturday, June 1, 2013 the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District will hold a Household Hazardous Waste collection day for residents of Ripley County.
Residents are urged to take their “difficult-to-dispose of” items to the Ripley County Recycling Center located south of Osgood on US 421. A special collection vehicle will be located at the site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 1. These items can be accepted only during those hours to ensure that a certified professional is present.
Examples of Household Hazard Waste are leftover cleaning supplies, pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides; acids and bases, such as drain cleaners and other cleaning chemicals; oxidizers such as pool chemicals or hydrogen peroxide; flammable liquids such as gasoline and fuel additives, petroleum based products, oil based paints, thinners and stains; items containing mercury, such as fluorescent bulbs and thermostats and early thermometers. Please note we will not accept any latex paints.
Containers must be labeled.
None of these items are to be disposed of in garbage or dumped, as they contain chemicals and elements that are hazardous to our drinking water supply.
This special collection opportunity does not include items that may be dropped off at the recycling center during normal business hours, such as used tires, oil and antifreeze and oil filters, refrigerant items and electronics.
The Ripley County Recycling Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon to accept household recyclables.
Visit www.seird.org for details about the Ripley County Recycling Center or to download a brochure.
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