Special Recycling Day is Saturday

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This Saturday, March 15th, the Southeastern Indiana Recycling District will hold a Household Hazardous Waste collection day for residents of Switzerland County.

Residents are urged to take their ‘difficult-to-dispose of’ items to the Switzerland County Recycle Center in East Enterprise located at 19 McCreary Ridge Road. A special collection vehicle will be located at the site from 8-10 a.m.

These items can be accepted only during these hours to ensure that a certified professional is present.

Examples of Household Hazard Waste are: leftover cleaning supplies; pesticides; fertilizers and herbicides; acids and bases, such as drain cleaners and other cleaning chemicals; oxidizers such as pool chemicals or hydrogen peroxide; flammable liquids such as gasoline and fuel additives, petroleum based products, oil based paints, thinners and stains; items containing mercury, such as fluorescent bulbs and thermostats and early thermometers.

Please note that no latex paints will be accepted.

Containers must be labeled.

None of these items are to be disposed of in the garbage or dumped, as they contain chemicals and elements that are potentially hazardous to our drinking water supply.

This special collection opportunity does not include items that may be dropped off at the recycle center during normal business hours, such as used tires, oil and antifreeze and oil filters, refrigerant-bearing items and electronics.

The Switzerland County Recycle Center is open Monday and Wednesday from 1-6 p.m.; and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon to accept household recyclables.

Visit www.seird.org for details about the Switzerland County Recycle Center or to download a brochure.