Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cass Co. Recycling District June/July Column

The Cass County Recycling District has some upcoming events to share with the community. First, I’d like to introduce the public to our new website. All of the programs we offer are listed with details about what you can recycle and how to recycle it. This is also a great way to keep up with events we sponsor. Find us at Look us up for any of your recycling questions. There are also additional resources listed for other outlets throughout the county that you may find helpful.
Farm/Agriculture Plastic Collection – July 24th
Household Hazard Waste Disposal – September 23rd

The District is hosting an Agricultural Plastic Collection on July 24th. East Terra Plastics Company will accept 5-gallon plastic buckets that once held hazardous chemicals. The buckets must be clean and free of debris. The plastic will be ground on-site, and there is no limit.
The collection will be held at two different locations on the same day, at different times, within Cass County for the convenience of farmers. Information is as follows:
The first location is at the Cass County Fairgrounds, 2281 E. 125 N., Logansport, IN  46947, from 9am to 11am.

The second location is in Walton at the empty lot owned by Ben DeHaven (south side of Iron Monger Spring Factory, east side of Hwy 35):
7635 S. US 35, Walton, IN. It’ll take place from 1pm to 3pm.

Also, the District’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Day is quickly approaching which means now is the perfect time to undergo a whole house clean up.
The event will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at Logansport High School from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Items accepted are, but not limited to:
Oil based paints/stains, flammable liquids (gas/paint thinner), insecticides, pesticides, corrosives, flammable solids, putty, adhesives, household cleaners, oxidizing solids (pool chemicals), fire extinguishers, driveway sealer, acids and bases, household cleaners, oil, oil filters, automotive fluids, fluorescent and mercury-containing bulbs, antifreeze, prescription and over-the-counter medicines (non-controlled), sharps (contain and label needles and lancets) aerosols, small propane tanks, non-hazardous material (soaps, lotions, makeup).

All of our programs are for Cass County residents only. The events are FREE, but donations are appreciated.

The Cass County 4-H Fair begins Saturday, July 8th and will run through the following week. Because of this, the recycling bin located at the fairgrounds will be removed the morning of Friday, July 7th and won’t return until Monday, July 17th. Please don't leave items on the ground during the fair. We have 5 other locations around the county for you to dispose of your material. You can find the locations on our website:
For any and all questions about general recycling, programs, or hosted events, please call our office at 574-732-9253 or visit our website.