Starke County Environmental Collection Event Begins Four Day Run

Workers prepare computers to be hauled away during last year's environmental collection event

The Starke County Environmental Management District’s Collection Event begins today at the Starke County Highway Garage. Household appliances, computers, televisions, fluorescent lamps and PCB ballasts, and tires will be accepted from 2:30-5:30 p.m. CT today through Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

On Saturday, April 30th, household hazardous waste will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. only. Flammable liquids, pesticides/herbicides, corrosive liquids/acids, non-conforming waste, paints, toxic solids, motor oil and antifreeze are some of the hazardous chemicals that will be accepted. For a complete list of acceptable products and limits, visit the ad on this website.

The Starke County Sheriff’s Department will be collecting expired prescription and over-the-counter medications during the event on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon. They are working in conjunction with the DEA’s nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative.

This event is for Starke County residents only.

If you need more information, call the Starke County Environmental Office at 772-7865.