Starke County Environmental Management Schedules Waste Collection Event

 If you’ve got old appliances, tires, computers, televisions and household hazardous waste to get rid of, the Starke County Environmental Management District can help you out. The annual residential collection event is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the district office, which is located at 3835 East 250 North in Knox. Friday collection times are 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tires, appliances, computers and television sets will be accepted then. Saturday collections will include all of those items as well as household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste includes oil, aerosol cans, pesticides, herbicides, unknown liquids or powders, cleaners, oil-based paint, degreasers, varnish, stains, drain cleaner, rat and mouse poisons, fluorescent tubes, batteries, medications and similar items. The residential collection event is open to Starke County property owners only. Each resident can dispose of up to five tires for free, but only one can be a farm type. Additionally, Starke County Environmental Management District employees have the right to refuse any item. Call (574) 772-7865 for more information.