Tires, household chemicals taken

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Disposal days set for October

By Thomas Barr

SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Interested in getting rid of old tires and household chemicals?

That will be a possibility in Bullitt County again this fall.

However, that won't happen at the same time.

Solid waste director Larry Hatfield said the commonwealth of Kentucky will pay for the waste tire collection program on Oct. 9-11.

While agreements have not been signed on the exact location, Hatfield is looking to hold the collection on property off Cedar Grove Road near Buffalo Run Road.

The county will also receive a state grant of $4,000 to pick up and haul off old tires.

That money will be used throughout the year to collect and dispose of tires on the right-of-ways.

On Saturday, Oct. 4, the county will host a household chemical disposal drive.

The collection point will again be at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

Hatfield said the only change this year would be that latex paint cannot be accepted.

The county received a state grant to provide this service last fall. The grant last year was for just over $15,000 with the county matching 25 percent.

Last year, around 70 vehicles brought household chemicals for disposal.

Both programs are open to Bullitt County residents only.

"The programs have been very popular," said Hatfield.

Inmates with the Bullitt County Detention Center will again be used for both programs.