FULTON, Ill. — The Fulton Association for Community Enrichment (FACE) and the Fulton Chamber of Commerce are pleased to offer again a household hazardous waste and e-waste clean-up day on Saturday, September 26 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the former Fulton Fire Station, downtown Fulton.

The disposal service is provided free to Fulton City and Township residents only, courtesy of the City of Fulton, Fulton Fire Department, Fulton Township and Fulton Association for Community Enrichment. Additional donations to help fund this event are needed and appreciated. Last year, the cost of disposal services was nearly $4,000 and was funded by donations and local taxing bodies.

In addition to household hazardous waste and e-waste disposal, battery disposal (car and boat), newspaper recycling, and a sign-up sheet for appliance pick-up will also be made available.

The mobile household hazardous waste unit from the Clinton County Landfill will be on-site for this collection. Only household hazardous waste will be accepted (not waste from schools and businesses). Household hazardous waste consists of those products used around the home that contain harmful ingredients.

Check out the labels on containers under the kitchen sink and in the basement and garage. Words on the labels such as “Warning,” “Keep out of reach of children,” “Danger” or “Toxic” indicate that the product is hazardous. Some of the general categories of household hazardous waste include oil-based paint, household cleaners, automotive products, gardening chemicals, and home improvement materials. The sponsors reserve the right to restrict quantities, if that becomes necessary.

Latex paint, motor oil, household batteries, prescription drugs and engine coolant will not be accepted at the clean-up site. The City of Fulton website lists all the details (www.cityoffulton.us) on what will be accepted and where or how to dispose of other items that will not be accepted at this clean-up.

Disposal of Old PCs: There will be two city pickup trucks at the fire station that old PCs can be placed in. This e-waste will then be taken to the Scott County Demanufacturing facility where it will be broken down and handled securely. This is a “first-come, first-serve” offering. When the two trucks’ beds are full, no more PCs will be accepted. For City of Fulton and Fulton Township residents only.

Disposal of vehicular lead-acid batteries: Alfie Norman will be on-site and will accept 6, 12, and 24 volt lead-acid batteries from vehicles--motor cycles, autos, boats (deep cycles), RVs, and heavy equipment. He has a certified disposal firm that stops by his shop every month to provide final disposal. This service is open to the public.

Household appliance pickup scheduling: A sign-up sheet to make arrangements to have your used appliances picked up, at no cost, will be available. This service is open to the public.

Newspapers: The Fulton Boy Scout Troop 117 will be on-site accepting newspapers and what comes in newspapers, such as promotional fliers. Other items such as phone books or mail can not be accepted. While it is not required, bundled newspapers would be appreciated. This service is open to the public.

As a reminder, the City of Fulton will also provide their annual bulky waste pick-up day on Saturday, Oct. 3, for items that cannot be accepted at the Fall Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. Items that can be placed at your regular trash site on Oct. 3 include: one large piece of furniture, televisions, latex based paint, bicycles, etc.

For questions, to make a donation, or more information about the event and a complete listing of acceptable items, visit www.cityoffulton.us or call (815) 589-4545.

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