2007-08-25 / News

HHW collection set for Aug. 25 at OSU/COTC

Art from trash? Several pieces of abstract art were on display at the August 11 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at Thornville Elementary School. Several representatives of Pheonix were on hand to recover old, but still usable, paint. Pheonix is a national organization with a presence in Mount Vernon. The group tries to findpractical uses for petroleum-based products that end up in the waste stream. The focus is on plastics, but at Thornville several members were recovering paint that could be used for artwork. Jim Hart, director of the Perry County Recycling and Litter Prevention Program, invited the group to participate after learning of their efforts. More paint is dropped at collection days than any other waste. By turning paint over to Pheonix, Hart said disposal costs could be substantially reduced. The predominate yellows in the work on the left is from old traffic paint. Beacon photo by Charles Prince. Art from trash? Several pieces of abstract art were on display at the August 11 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day at Thornville Elementary School. Several representatives of Pheonix were on hand to recover old, but still usable, paint. Pheonix is a national organization with a presence in Mount Vernon. The group tries to findpractical uses for petroleum-based products that end up in the waste stream. The focus is on plastics, but at Thornville several members were recovering paint that could be used for artwork. Jim Hart, director of the Perry County Recycling and Litter Prevention Program, invited the group to participate after learning of their efforts. More paint is dropped at collection days than any other waste. By turning paint over to Pheonix, Hart said disposal costs could be substantially reduced. The predominate yellows in the work on the left is from old traffic paint. Beacon photo by Charles Prince. NEWARK - If you missed the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day August 11 at Thornville Elementary School you have got another chance to get rid of hazardous wastes in your basement or garage.

Residents of Fairfield,Licking and Perry counties can make their homes and garages safer by dropping off household hazardous waste from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 at OSU/COTC -Newark Campus off Country Club Drive.

Waste will ONLY be accepted from households. NO business, school or industrial waste will be accepted.

Materials should be stored in their original containers whenever possible. Leaking containers should be wrapped in newspaper and placed in a bucket filled with an absorbent such as kitty litter. DO NOT COMBINE OR MIX MATERIALS!

Acceptable waste includes: antifreeze; batteries; diesel fuel, kerosene, waste oil and gasoline; gas cylinders; paint thinners & solvents; insecticides, herbicides and pesticides; florescent lights; poisons; adhesives; mercury; strippers; driveway sealer; pool chemicals; photo chemicals; fertilizers; lighter fluid; creosote; acids; chlorine; fireextinguishers; wood sealers and preservatives; and varnish. Explosives, firearms and ammunition will also be accepted.

Please do NOT bring empty containers of any kind, dried paint, paint (dry it up and dispose in regular trash), tires, appliances or electronics.

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