Delaware Solid Waste Authority will be collecting items such as paint, pesticides, nail polish, fluorescent bulbs, antifreeze, microwaves, TVs, hand-held games, answering machines and VCRs.

The Delaware Solid Waste Authority is hosting a household hazardous waste collection day in Middletown this Saturday, April 8.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at St. Anne's Episcopal School, 211 Silver Lake Road, just south of Middletown High School.

There is no charge to drop off items from households. Items from businesses aren't allowed.

Here are the items that can be dropped off:

Product marked with words, "Warning: Hazardous," "Flammable," "Poisonous," "Corrosive" or "Explosive" such as household cleaners, garden pesticides, paints, nail polish, fluorescent bulbs, or antifreeze.

Electronic equipment such as old computers, printers, CD players, microwaves, telephones, televisions, game boys, fax machines, answering machines, and VCRs.

Paper shredding will also be offered. Residents can bring up to two file boxes of personal confidential papers for shredding (financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records). Papers with staples or paper clips are accepted.

The event is restricted to Delaware residents and will be held rain or shine.

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