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Tox-a-way days or alternative drop sites for Household hazardous waste: Marion & Hamilton Counties

Posted by kim carpenter on August 2, 2012
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Mayor Ballard Announces ToxAway Day Event

Residents Encouraged to Properly Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste

 INDIANAPOLIS – As part of efforts to make Indianapolis one of the most sustainable, livable cities in the Midwest, the City of Indianapolis is sponsoring ToxAway Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 11, at Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse.

“I encourage Marion County residents to properly dispose of all of their unwanted and unused household hazardous waste,” said Mayor Greg Ballard.  “ToxAway Day is part of the City’s ToxDrop program, which has kept more than 1 million pounds of waste out of the City’s sewers, waterways and landfills annually.”

Through periodic ToxAway Day events and year-round collection site locations, the ToxDrop Program has made significant advancements to help residents properly and safely dispose of household hazardous waste. Without proper disposal the pollutants could endanger human health and environment. Examples of ToxDrop materials include antifreeze, batteries, brake fluid, drain cleaners, fluorescent light bulbs, glue and adhesives, household thermometers, paints, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, toilet bowl cleaners, used motor oil and gasoline.

Please visit to learn more about the City’s ToxDrop Program and what is acceptable at the ToxAway Day event.

Hamilton County Residents have a choice too!

If you live in Hamilton county, you can visit the Hamilton County Household Hazardous Waste Center at 1717 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN  46060, next to the Hamilton County Humane Society.

Materials accepted:

  • Mixed containers:  glass bottles and jars, aluminum and steel cans, and plastics 1-7
  • Mixed paper:  newspaper, magazines, shopping catalogs, office and school paper, mail
  • Household paint products
  • Automotive Products
  • Household Aerosols Cans
  • Fuels
  • Household pesticides/herbicides
  • Household cleaners
  • Acids and Bases
  • Propane cylinders
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Household photo chemicals
  • Household electronics
  • Mercury
  • Household batteries
  • Swimming pool chemicals
  • Beauty aids
  • Fluorescent Lamps
  • Household Adhesives
  • Freon Appliances


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