Mayor Ballard Announces ToxAway Day

Residents encouraged to properly dispose of household hazardous waste

INDIANAPOLIS – As part of efforts to make Indianapolis one of the most sustainable, livable cities in the Midwest, the City of Indianapolis is sponsoring ToxAway Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at Butler University’s Hinkle Fieldhouse.

“ToxAway Day encourages residents to properly dispose of all of their unwanted and unused household hazardous waste,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “This event is part of the City’s ToxDrop program, which has diverted annually in excess of 1 million pounds of waste from the City’s sewers, waterways and landfills.”

Through periodic ToxAway Day events and year-round collection site locations, the ToxDrop Program has made significant advancements to help residents properly and safely dispose of household hazardous waste. Examples of ToxDrop materials include antifreeze, batteries, brake fluid, drain cleaners, fluorescent light bulbs, glue and adhesives, household thermometers, paints, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, toilet bowl cleaners, used motor oil and gasoline.

Please visit to learn more about the City’s ToxDrop Program and what is acceptable at the ToxAway Day event.

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