MOUNT VERNON — This year’s Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Day has turned into a recycling extravaganza thanks to the addition of TVs, electronics and fluorescent bulbs. The Delaware, Knox, Marion, Morrow (DKMM) Solid Waste Management District in cooperation with the Knox County Commissioners has selected Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the collection event, which will also include household hazardous waste, scrap tires, computers and cell phones. As usual, the event will take place at the Knox County Fairgrounds. Residents wishing to attend should enter the fairgrounds at the east gate, located approximately a quarter mile west of the intersection of Fairgrounds Road and Ohio 3 (Wooster Road).
All types of electronics (e-waste) including: Cables, cameras, cell phones, computers, copiers, game consoles, printers, servers, switches, telephones, televisions and VCR/DVD systems will be accepted. Acceptable household hazardous waste include: Acids, adhesives, ammonia, antifreeze, batteries, drain cleaners, fertilizers, flares, gasoline, kerosene, lighter fluid, motor oil and filters, pool chemicals, propane cylinders (a maximum of 20 pounds in size), rat poison, transmission fluid and turpentine.
Scrap tires of any size and fluorescent bulbs will also be collected.
Mandatory charges will be accessed this year on every tire and television. Passenger tires will be charged a fee of $1 per tire, truck tires $4 each and tractor tires $25. All televisions regardless of size and model will be accessed a $10 fee. To help defray the cost of the event, a suggested donation of $5 per car and pickup truck, or $10 per large truck is requested for the hazardous waste and computers.
In order to shorten waiting periods, please have an exact count on your tires before entering the fairgrounds.
No paint will be accepted at this year’s event. People can safely dispose of paint after the addition of kitty litter, sawdust or any type of paint hardener. Once the paint is completely dry, it can be safely disposed into the local solid waste stream.
Household Hazardous Waste events are open to all residents residing in Delaware, Knox, Marion and Morrow counties.
Citizens are urged to call Recycling Coordinator, Linda Montgomery, in the Knox Commissioners office at 393-6704 with any questions regarding this recycling extravaganza.
Published on August 28, 2013