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Release Date: September 12, 2007

by Dana Lance

“Taking the Hazard out of Household Hazardous Waste” is the topic of the Household Hazardous Waste workshop set Sept. 12.

The Chickasaw Nation is hosting the informative workshop Wednesday, Sept. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Chickasaw Nation Community Center, located at 700 North Mississippi.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Three keynote speakers are scheduled to speak during the event.

Garmon Smith, Kerr Environmental Research Center program manager, will define Household Hazardous Waste and its dangers, and the benefits from its proper disposal. Smith is also the chairman of the Ada Recycling Coalition (ARC) and will present information on its role in the community.

Mack Peterson, Chickasaw Nation environmental specialist, will define the upcoming white goods collection, and David R. Hendricks, City of Ada Public Works director, will present information about the annual Ada hazardous waste collection event, which is set Saturday, Oct. 20 at ECU’s Norris Field from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.