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Waste collection day scheduled Saturday

by Minden Press-Herald

Individuals who may need to get rid of household waste ranging from paints and motor oil to old appliances or computers will find trash receptacles waiting at the Minden fairgrounds Saturday, October 11 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Webster Parish Police Jury member Charlie Odom told his cohorts Tuesday that the third household hazardous waste collection day has been scheduled so local residents can dispose of items conveniently.

“We’re teaming with the City of Minden and Republic Services to help local people get rid of their waste, including hazardous waste like pesticides, household chemicals and corrosives more conveniently,” Odom said. “We believe we will get a very good response.”

Odom said the collection is for households only and large quantities from businesses, farms or commercial operations will not be accepted. Vehicle tires with up to a 20-inch rim dimension will also be accepted, but a limit of five per household will be enforced. Tires must also be off the rim, he said.

This year’s collection day is open to all residents of Webster Parish. Participants must show proof of residency such as a driver’s license, water bill or other documented proof, Odom said.

Three individuals will be serving on boards of directors at a pair of rural fire districts after jury members unanimously approved their appointments at Tuesday’s meeting.

Randy Crittenden was reappointed chairman of the Evergreen Fire Protection District board for a term through Dec. 31, 2016, and R.O. Machen was named to fill the unexpired term of Larry Blalock who resigned effective June 1 of this year. Machen was also approved for a two-year term on the board.

Gene Hanson’s resignation from Webster Parish Fire Protection District 8 in Cotton Valley, effective June 1 of this year, was unanimously approved by the jury. Roberta Lott, recommended by juror Perry Kirkland, was named to serve a full two-year term.

WILL ACCEPT: paints, automobile batteries, motor oil, antifreeze, household cleaners and chemicals, pesticides, flammables, corrosives, medications, other hazardous household products, old appliances, refrigerators, stoves, hot water heaters, tires off the rim.

ELECTRONIC WASTES: computers, monitors, printers, scanners, Palm accessories, power supplies, battery backups, cables, toner/ink cartridges, hard drives, CD roms, speakers, VCRs, DVD players, stereo equipment, TVs, game consoles, digital cameras, audio or video equipment, networking equipment, tape drives, test equipment, fax machines, keyboards, voice/tape recorders, radios, Walkman products, calculators, cellular phones and accessories.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: infectious and medical waste, biological and radioactive materials, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, explosives.

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