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Hazardous waste disposal

PERU — Carus Corporation is helping families rid their homes of hazardous materials. In a joint effort with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA), Carus is sponsoring a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event at their Peru headquarters from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Participants of this free, drive-through event can drop off unwanted household chemicals, medicine, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs for safe disposal. Carus Corporation is located at 315 Fifth St., Peru. For safety, vehicles should enter the parking lot via Sixth Street. Commercial or agricultural waste will not be accepted.

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