There's one last chance this year to properly dispose of all leftover paints, insecticides and automotive cleaners cluttering the house.
The city's recycling office has organized one more household hazardous waste collection for 1995: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Lawrence-Douglas County Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 711 E. 23rd.
The facility is located in the county's public works yard along the south side of 23rd Street, just east of Haskell Indian Nations University.
People are asked to bring their wastes -- stains, lawn and garden products, cleaners, hobby supplies and batteries -- to the facility, where trained helpers will collect them for recycling or proper disposal.
Also accepted: any household products labeled "caution," "warning," "danger," "corrosive" or "flammable."
Several products, however, will not be accepted: ammunition, medical waste, smoke alarms, explosives, compressed-gas cylinders or any unknown or unlabeled materials. For disposal of these products, call the recycling office, 832-3330, for more information.
The longest line for drop-offs is at 10 a.m., so officials suggest coming later in the collection cycle, which closes at 2 p.m.
"Just don't miss it," said Patricia Marvin, the city's recycling coordinator.
Collections will resume in May.