Gather up all those old, half-empty paint cans, and other hazardous chemicals you've set to the side in the garage, and have them disposed of properly during the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste Disposal's annual Tox Away Day this Saturday, September 16th free of charge.

Chemicals that will be accepted include:

  • Motor Oil & Filters
  • Oil Based Paint
  • Automotive Batteries & Fluids
  • Solvents & Thinners
  • Gasoline
  • Antifreeze
  • Household Batteries
  • Pesticides & Herbicides
  • Thermometers/Mercury
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Household Cleaners
  • Glues & Adhesives
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Pharmaceuticals

Chemicals that will NOT be accepted include:

  • Commercial Waste
  • Infectious Waste
  • Industrial Waste
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Explosives/Ammunition
  • Appliances
  • Pressurized Containers
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Tires
  • Latex Paint*

(*Latex paint can be thrown away with regular trash once it has solidified by either air drying, or adding kitty litter or sawdust)

You can drop off your chemicals anytime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Civic Center parking lot on the corner of 9th and Walnut Streets in downtown Evansville.

For more information, call the Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District at 812-436-7800.

[Source: evansville.in.gov]