If you’re unsure about how to properly dispose of something, chances are you’ll be able to unload it at the Starke County Environmental Management facility this weekend. The hazardous waste collection event is located at 3835 East 250 North in Knox and runs Friday, June 12 from 3:30 until 5 pm and Saturday, June 13 from 8:30 am until 1 pm. This service is being provided free of charge to Starke County property owners only.
Friday feel free to bring in any household appliances such as televisions, computers, stoves and refrigerators. You can also bring in any tires you’re wishing to dispose of but the facility can only accept 5 regular tires or one farm type tire before charging an additional fee.
Certain items will only be accepted on Saturday including any over the counter medications, chemicals of any kinds, fluorescent lamps, PCB ballasts, household batteries, corrosive liquids or acids, aerosols, motor oil and antifreeze.
Items that the facility absolutely will not take include narcotics or controlled substances, your everyday garbage or recycling, furniture, clothes, concrete and construction materials.
The Starke County Environmental Management District employees reserve the right to refuse any item. If you have any questions about whether or not your items will be accepted contact Assistant Director Colleen Asher at 574-772-7865.