Hazardous waste collection event set for May 15 at Marshall Putnam Fairgrounds in Henry

HENRY — Marshall and Putnam counties will host a household hazardous waste collect event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, sponsored by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Participants will be required to enter the Marshall Putnam Fairgrounds using the south entrance on County Road 1300N in Henry.

Acceptable household hazardous wastes include: Oil-based paints, household batteries, used motor oil, paint thinners, herbicides, lawn chemicals, insecticides, solvents, pesticides, antifreeze, old gasoline, hobby chemicals, pool chemicals, aerosol paints and pesticides, cleaning products, fluorescent lamp bulbs, mercury, drain cleaners, acids, corrosives and unwanted medications (excludes controlled substances).

Do not bring latex paint. Latex paint is not hazardous and can safely be dried or absorbed and discarded with regular trash.

Unacceptable HHW wastes: Latex paint, agricultural wastes, propane tanks, business/commercial sector wastes, smoke detectors, explosives/ammunition, farm machinery oil, fireworks, fire extinguishers, controlled substances, biohazard waste, lead acid batteries and institutional wastes.