Tox-Away Day

Tox-Away Day will be held September 9, 2017 from 9:00 am- 2:30 pm.

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2016 Statistics

Households Represented               1083

Automotive Fluids (lbs.)                4,953

Car Batteries (lbs.)                           2,205

Household Batteries (lbs.)              2,952

HHW Collected (lbs.)                       39,044

Our sincere thanks to all Tox-Away Day participants and volunteers!

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.

This year, we collected over 24.5 tons of material 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 Medications
Health and Beauty Products Infectious Waste
Household Batteries Industrial Hazardous Waste
Lead-Acid Batteries Steel Drums
Pesticides/Herbicides Explosives
Rodent Killers Radioactive Materials
Fertilizers Electronic Equipment
Automotive Products Appliances
Propane Tanks Tires*
Fire Extinguishers
Pool Chemicals
Mercury/Mercury Containing Items

* Tire Amnesty Day is first Saturday in October.

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

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