We have retired our annual Tire Amnesty Day event due to decreased demand for collection. Many auto service businesses in Allen County now accept used and worn tires, offering more opportunities for residents to dispose of their tires properly.
A complete list of businesses in Allen County that accept used tires can be found here or in our Waste Watcher Guide on page 37.
We are getting ready to launch a weekly Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off program at our refurbished facility located at 2260 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne. The HHW drop-off program is now open to the public every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Minimal fees and a weight limit of 50 lbs. will apply.
Tox-Away Day has been a popular program over the years and we recognize there is a greater need for a weekly HHW drop-off program.
A downloadable map to ACDEM’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility along with items accepted can be found here: tinyurl.com/ycutg3cd
Drop-off Hours: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Drop-off Location: 2260 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 (you must enter the HHW Facility via Fort Recovery Road from Lima Road)
We encourage residents and small businesses to reduce purchasing toxic HHW products and give away leftover HHW products to others who may need to use them for intended purposes. Small businesses and nonprofits in Allen County who are interested in our new HHW service must make an appointment with ACDEM by calling our facility at 260-449-4433.
For more information, follow us on Facebook or call our downtown Fort Wayne office at 260-449-7878.
Please help us spread the word about our new Household Hazardous Waste program by sharing this information with your family, friends, and community!
Every year, Americans throw away millions of plastic straws. They are not recyclable and never biodegrade. Most of us don’t need them, yet use them for minutes then discard them to last forever. Many straws make their way into rivers and can harm wildlife. All of us can make the small change of saying, “No straw, please” and challenging our friends and family to do the same.
This video is our reminder of what might happen if the fish decide to fight back.