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Change of Venue for Hazardous Waste Collection

(LaPorte, IN) - The county’s annual 7-in-1 hazardous waste collection next month will move to a new location, but it won’t be going far.  Normally the event is held at the La Porte County fairgrounds. This year it will take place next door near the county's compost site.


At a La Porte Solid Waste District meeting this week, Executive Director Clay Turner said the move is being made in order to steer clear of the public vaccine clinic at the fairgrounds.  "With the COVID clinic out here at the fairgrounds, they're telling us we can't commingle with the traffic, so we're moving our location," he said.  "It's going to be behind the fairgrounds and right in front of the compost site."  Turner says the location isn't as visible from the road.  However, organizers are working with the highway department to have plenty of signage to direct traffic.


The spring 7-in-1 collection takes in almost all forms of household hazardous waste, from chemicals and electronics to tires.  As many as 1,500 cars are expected to pass through the five-hour trash event.


It takes place Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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