The Southeast Indiana Recycling District (SEIRD) has a couple of important dates coming up at the Ohio County Recycle Center (1432 Barbour Way, Rising Sun).

Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 are Refrigerant Appliance Disposal Days.  The center will accept ONE of the following items for free, per residence: refrigerator, air conditioner, dehumidifier or any other items containing refrigerant.  Normally, there is a $15 charge per item.  Friday hours are from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday hours are from 8 a.m. to noon.

On Saturday, August 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the center will host a special household hazardous waste collection for items not normally collected at the Ohio County facility.  This consists of potentially hazardous materials such as fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, oil-based paints and stains, pool chemicals, harsh cleaning agents, acids and bases, fluorescent bulbs, toxic chemicals, etc.  When bringing these items to the center, please keep them in their original labeled containers.  All containers must be labeled.  Do not mix chemicals together.

Ohio County Recycle Center hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.  Please note the special hazardous waste collection hours on Saturday, August 17 are different from normal hours of operation.