Tuesday, October 26, 2010

County's Hazardous Waste Center prepared for Fall Cleanup

Fall is not only a time when Noblesville residents rake up leaves and prepare their yards for the winter, but an ideal time to give their homes and garages a clean sweep, too.

If you have a collection of old paint cans just lying around, or old electronics, dead batteries, and other miscellaneous items that should never be thrown in the regular trash or dumped down the drain or sewer, the Hamilton County Hazardous Waste Center is ready to take them off your hands.

The Hazardous Waste Center provides a place for toxic chemicals and other hazardous items to be disposed of in a way that impacts the environment in the least damaging way.
The center is open to any Hamilton County resident and is located at 1717 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, just west of the 4-H Fairgrounds.  Hours are 8AM-5PM Tuesday through Friday and Saturday from 8AM-1:30PM.

Some of the items the center will collect include:

• Paint products (empty or full): Latex and oil based paints, stains, and varnish, mineral spirits, paint thinners and strippers

• Automotive products: motor oil, filters, antifreeze, batteries, brake and transmission fluid, and tires

• Aerosols (empty or full): spray paint, primers, cleaners, bug spray

• Fuels: kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid

• Pesticides and Herbicides

• Cleaners: soaps, shampoos, household cleaners, oven cleaners, toilet and drain cleaners

• Electronics: monitor, computers, keyboards, mice, printers, TVs, microwaves, DVDs and VCRs, phones, cell phones

• Batteries: rechargeable, lithium, button cells

• Pool Chemicals

• Beauty Aids: nail polish/remover, hair spray, cologne and perfume

• Fluorescent lights

• Freon Appliances: empty refrigerators and freezers, dehumidifiers, window AC units

• Miscellaneous: cooking oil, driveway sealer, printer cartridges

For a longer listing of acceptable items, as well as items the center does not accept,  visit www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov or call 776.4005.

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