Area residents have another chance to get rid of toxic waste and to help the environment at the same time on Saturday, according to Barton County Landfill Manager Mark Witt.
The next Household Hazardous Waste Program collection will run from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Witt noted this gives area residents one more weekend to get all their hazardous waste gathered up for the first collection.
“Items accepted from residential customers will include paint, lawn and garden fertilizers, pesticides, oil, household cleaners, antifreeze, other household hazardous waste products,” Witt explained.
He added the collections will run for several months. “The program will continue through the summer — it runs from April through October — and it is free for all residents of Barton, Ellsworth, and Pawnee counties.”
Witt added earlier that the program isn’t just for drop offs.
It is also for pick ups because the program recycles chemicals that are safe for reuse and they are available to the public at no charge.
Witt noted that when the chemicals are collected, those that are safe to reuse, are made available to the public, and that includes paint — both interior and exterior grades — as well as cleaning, automotive and other chemical products.
For more information on the chemicals, or other recycled materials, contact the landfill, 793-1898.