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2014 Tox-Away Statistics


September 6, 2014

Automotive Fluids: 4,242 lbs.
Car Batteries: 3,015 lbs.
Household Batteries: 3,294.25 lbs.
Household Hazardous Waste collected: 47,053 lbs.

Total: 57,604.25 lbs.

Our sincere thanks to all Tox-Away Day participants

Mark your calendars for next year!

Saturday, September 12, 2015 | 9am-2:30pm

Minimal fees apply.

Tox-Away Day is our annual event providing Allen County residents the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted household hazardous waste.

These materials, if not disposed of properly, can be dangerous to our health and the environment.

Last year, we collected 27 tons of household hazardous waste at this one-day event.

Read more about Household Hazardous Waste on this EPA webpage.


  • DO NOT mix products or remove labels
  • Leave all products in their original containers

Items Accepted 

Items NOT Accepted

Oil-Based Paint Latex Paint (water-based paint can be air-dried and placed in the trash)
Household Cleaners Radioactive Material
Health and Beauty Products Infectious Waste
Household Batteries Industrial Hazardous Waste
Lead-Acid Batteries Steel Drums
Pesticides/Herbicides Explosives
Rodent Killers Appliances
Fertilizers Electronic Equipment
Automotive Products Medications
Propane Tanks Tires*
Fire Extinguishers
Pool Chemicals
Mercury/Mercury Containing Items

* Tire Amnesty Day is Saturday, October 3, 2015.

For more information on the event, please contact the District.

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