Today is the last day for the Starke County Environmental District’s 2012 Environmental Collection Event, and it’s also the day they will be accepting household hazardous waste such as chemicals, batteries, flammable liquids, acids, aerosol cans, motor oil, and other items; as well as batteries, fluorescent lamps, PCB ballasts, and medications.
The district will also accept up to five tires for free, appliances, and computers. Of the five free tires to be accepted, only one may be a farm tractor tire. Televisions will be accepted for $10 per TV.
Those wishing to get rid of some items must have an Environmental Event Coupon, which can be located in the 2012 Environmental Assessment Invoice. For large quantities, prior arrangements must be made by calling (574) 772-7865. This event is open to Starke County residents only.
Items will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Starke County Highway Garage, located at 3835 E. 250 N. in Knox.