Starke County Environmental Collection Event Tomorrow

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

The Starke County Environmental Management District is sponsoring the Environmental Collection Event tomorrow and Saturday, June 15 and 16, at the Starke County Highway Garage. Tomorrow’s event will be from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday’s event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT. You must have an environmental coupon which was included in your 2012 Environmental Assessment Invoice. This is open to Starke County residents only.

A limit of five tires will be accepted, of which one may be a tractor tire. If you have more than five tires, there will be a charge of $2 for car tires, $4 for semi tires and $20 for farm tractor tires.

Unlimited quantities of washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, dishwashers and water heaters will be accepted, along with computers, computer monitors, CPUs, keyboards, and printers. Televisions may be deposited for $10.

The following items will only be accepted on Saturday: Chemicals, batteries, flammable liquids and items associated with household hazardous waste, fluorescent lamps, PCB ballasts, and prescription medications.

If you need more information, call (574) 772-7865.