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Clark County

October 14, 2010

Clark county briefs for Oct. 14, 2010


Drop off used oil Tuesday

Clark County Farm Bureau Inc. and the Purdue Extension Service of Clark County are sponsoring a used oil collection day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Clark County 4-H Center, 9608 Ind. 62, Charlestown.

There is no cost to homeowners or farmers for this collection service. Large container quantities — those in 55 gallon drums or larger containers — should be brought to the collection site after 9:30 a.m. Kentucky Petroleum Recycling will have a collection truck at the site and will accept oils in any size containers.

If farmers or homeowners have nonmobile containers that individually contain at least 55 gallons of used oil each, arrangements can be made for an on-farm/home pickup during the day — also at no charge. The farm or home must be in Clark County and must be within a 25-mile radius of the Clark County 4-H Center to schedule an on-farm/home pickup.

Used oils that will be accepted include the following: motor oils, transmission oils, gear oils, cooking oils and hydraulic oils. Fluids such as solvents, paints, lacquer thinners, varnishes, household/farm chemicals and oils contaminated with any of these substances will not be accepted at this event.

However, people with these materials are encouraged to take them to the Clark County Solid Waste Management District office, along Ind. 62, just southwest of the 4-H Center.

Antifreeze and used oil filters will be accepted at this event. Please bring these in separate containers from used oils. As a special service, Chris Gibson with Simplex Grinnell will be on site from 9 to 10 a.m. to provide fire extinguisher inspections and servicing.

Farmers and homeowners are reminded that their fire extinguishers need to be checked annually by a professional even if they have not been discharged. So bring those fire extinguishers from trucks, tractors, combines, shops and homes and have them inspected and serviced/recharged if needed. A fee will be charged based on the service provided.

Call the Purdue Extension Service at 812-256-4591 by 4 p.m. Monday for an on-farm/home pickup of used oil, or call for more information.

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