By JIM MAURER
STAFF WRITER

Rader Environmental Services of Findlay will again collect household hazardous waste beginning April 8 at the Litter Landing recycling center.

The company has offered the service during the summer in recent years.

The collection will begin April 8 and will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays through Aug. 26.

Examples of household hazardous waste include latex paint, oil-based paint, aluminum paint, varnishes and stains, paint thinner, cleaners, pesticides, flammable solids, acids, bases, oxidizers, mercury, propane cylinders, fluorescent bulbs (4-foot maximum), antifreeze and motor oil, and aerosols.

No ammunition or explosives will be accepted.

Used oils and fluids may not be mixed with any other materials such as solvents, paint/lacquer thinners, varnish, household chemicals, antifreeze, gasoline, or crop protection products.

The county landfill budget covers the collection expense.

Last year, $45,000 was set aside for the program, and about $51,000 was paid to the company. This year, $55,000 has been appropriated, Assistant Prosecutor Cindy Land said Thursday at the Hancock County commissioners’ meeting.

The service is for Hancock County residents and is not open to commercial haulers.

Separately, the commissioners gave verbal approval to subdivision plans for Glen-Mar 1 and 2, off Hancock County 140, but waited to sign the plans until County Engineer Doug Cade verifies that the project is bonded.

Separately, County Auditor Charity Rauschenberg suggested working with an adviser to determine borrowing options for the county.

A meeting will be set to discuss the issue.

Several large county construction projects are expected to be undertaken in the next few years, including a county office building and expansion of the county jail.

Separately, Commissioner Mark Gazarek said the county landfill received a “clean audit” from the county health department.

Rauschenberg also said applications continue to be reviewed for two positions in the county’s information technology department. Also, several computers are still on older operating systems and will need to be replaced.

The commissioners held a closed executive session with Assistant Prosecutor Phil Johnson to discuss potential real estate acquisition and pending litigation. No action was taken.

Maurer: 419-427-8420

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