If you’ve got old appliances, tires, computers, televisions and household hazardous waste to get rid of, the Starke County Environmental Management District can help you out. The annual residential collection event is scheduled Friday and Saturday at the district office, which is located at 3835 East 250 North in Knox. Friday collection times are 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tires, appliances, computers and television sets will be accepted then. Saturday collections will include all of those items as well as household hazardous waste. Household hazardous waste includes oil, aerosol cans, pesticides, herbicides, unknown liquids or powders, cleaners, oil-based paint, degreasers, varnish, stains, drain cleaner, rat and mouse poisons, fluorescent tubes, batteries, medications and similar items. The residential collection event is open to Starke County property owners only. Each resident can dispose of up to five tires for free, but only one can be a farm type. Additionally, Starke County Environmental Management District employees have the right to refuse any item. Call (574) 772-7865 for more information.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.