Workers unload one of the 65 vehicles that took advantage of Perry County Recycling's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day last Saturday at Thornville Elementary School. A total of 6,950 pounds of waste was dropped off. In addition, the Perry County Engineer's Office collected about 100 gallons of used motor oil that will be used to heat the garage this winter. An area arts organization accepted about 120 gallons of paint that will used to create recycled art works. Fairfield, Licking and Perry county residents have two more opportunities this month to responsibly dispose household hazardous waste. The first is from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, August 16 at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster. The second is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 23 at the OSU/COTC Newark Campus off Country Club Drive in Newark. Both events are open to Fairfield, Licking and Perry county residents. The FREE collection is only for private homes. Waste from businesses will NOT be accepted. PAINT will NOT be accepted in Lancaster or Newark. Herbicides, pesticides, poisons of any kind, old chemicals, solvents, cleansers, old fuels, household batteries and any old bottles and cans with hazardous contents will be accepted. Both are rain or shine. All three collection events are funded by the CFLP Solid Waste District. Beacon photo by Charles Prince.