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  • Household hazardous waste event set for Saturday

  • The event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is free and will take place in the large parking lot bordered by Walnut, Liberty, Kansas and Osage, one block south of the Square.

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  •  The city of Independence will sponsor its annual household hazardous waste collection event this Saturday.
    The event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is free and will take place in the large parking lot bordered by Walnut, Liberty, Kansas and Osage, one block south of the Square.
    Residents should enter from Osage Street. Proof of Independence residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill, is required. Because of the collection's popularity, the city is advising residents to plan for long lines.
    Examples of products accepted at the collection event include batteries, paint and paint products, varnish, stripper, thinner/turpentine, fluorescent light bulbs, garden and yard products, automotive fluids, household cleaners, kerosene, mercury thermometers and unwanted medicines.
    Call Water Pollution Control at 816-325-7711 for more information.
    The collection will not accept electronics, appliances, trash, yard waste, medical waste, tires, asbestos, radioactive waste, pressurized gas cylinders or commercial waste.
    The Independence Police Department will help collect and dispose of old or unwanted ammunition, explosives, firearms and fireworks. Contact the Police Department at 816-325-7997 for more information about this type of disposal.
    Volunteers will help unload vehicles. Tightly secure all container lids, and bring in original containers, if
    possible.
    If containers are leaking, wrap in plastic and pack in a larger container with an absorbent material, such as cat litter. To
    pack items, use sturdy tubs or boxes and surround them with newspaper.
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