Next Engage Toledo Drop Off Refuse and Recycling Event is Saturday; COVID-19 Testing Available

 

The next Engage Toledo Drop Off Refuse and Recycling Event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Toledo Zoo.

Participants can access the event via the Anthony Wayne Trail Zoo entrance, 2 Hippo Way. The drop off event is paired with “Party for the Planet,” which is hosted by the Zoo and Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful.

COVID-19 testing will be available 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the adjacent Woodsdale Park, 1226 Woodsdale Ave., in partnership with Neighborhood Health Association and the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. Registration for testing will occur on site and no appointment is necessary. The events will have visibly marked lanes for traffic flow, as well as volunteers in identifiable clothing who will help direct participants to the appropriate locations. Residents should follow all signs and directions.

The Kapszukiewicz administration added three additional Engage Toledo Drop Off Refuse and Recycling Events this year. The future Drop Off Refuse and Recycling Events, all of which will include COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., are as follows:

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 26 at Friendship Park, 2930 131st St.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 3 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy for Boys/ Smith Park, 1300 Forest Ave. The COVID-19 testing site will be in the adjacent Smith Park parking lot, with access to the site on Fernwood Avenue.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 10 at Rogers High School, 222 McTigue Dr. The COVID-19 testing site will be in the same parking lot, with access from McTigue.
  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 17 at The Believe Center Inc., 1 Aurora L Gonzalez Dr. The COVID-19 testing site will be in the same parking lot, opposite from the recycling event.

Acceptable items include electronic waste, but no televisions, CRT monitors, or appliances; 10 tires, on or off the rim, but no commercial tires; documents; houseware goods; clothing; toys; bulky items, and refuse. Latex paint will be accepted for $1 per gallon.