Tox Away Day

2018 Tox Away Day - September 15

9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Civic Center parking lot 
This program is for Vanderburgh County Households only.
For more information call 812-436-7800.

 

 

The Vanderburgh County Solid Waste District's annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, or "Tox Away" Day, offers residents a safe disposal option for household hazardous chemicals as well as an opportunity for them to learn about ways to properly store, handle and dispose of these materials.

 

 NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS/TOTAL MATERIAL COLLECTED:

  YEAR   VEHICLES   HOUSEHOLDS   POUNDS   TONS

   1997     1,810              2,170             207,697    104

   1998     1,700              2,000             163,760      82

   1999     1,869              2,205              222,680    111

   2000     1,792              2,115              187,545      94

   2001     2,173              2,530              252,824    126

   2002     1,919              2,270              201,903    101

   2003     2,154              2,602              259,847    130

   2004     1,778              2,096               221,498   111

   2005     1,928              2,161               202,965   101

   2006     1,884              2,070               204,289   102

   2007     1,968              2,087               190,055     95

   2008     2,090              2,346               264,736   132

   2009     1,853              1,956               278,747   139

   2010     1,271              1,412               126,185     63

   2011     1,087              1,177                 92,634     46

   2012     1,242              1,420               225,760   113

   2013       854                                      112,495     56 

   2014     1,057                                       97,283     49

   2015       918                                        73,964     37

   2016     1,017                                       82,015     41

   2017        950                                       85,374     43

ITEMS ACCEPTED:

  • Motor Oil & Filters
  • Oil Based Paint
  • Automotive Batteries & Fluids
  • Solvents & Thinners
  • Gasoline
  • Antifreeze
  • Household Batteries
  • Pesticides & Herbicides
  • Thermometers/Mercury
  • Aerosol Cans
  • Household Cleaners
  • Glues & Adhesives
  • Photographic Chemicals
  • Pool Chemicals                   
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Pharmaceuticals

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:

  • Commercial Waste 
  • Infectious Waste
  • Industrial Waste
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Explosives/Ammunition
  • Appliances
  • Pressurized Containers
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Tires
  • Latex Paint(can be thrown away in regular trash when it is hard - air dry or add kitty litter or sawdust to solidify)

HOUSEHOLDS ONLY  -  NO BUSINESSES PLEASE