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Is bad stuff piling up around the house, oozing toxic goo onto your shelves and filling your home with noxious fumes?

Then get rid of it at the "Household Hazardous Waste Day" Saturday, Sept. 24.Sponsored by the Salt Lake City-County Health Department, the event is designed to reduce the amount of toxic substances being dumped down drains, onto the ground and into gutters and landfills.

Residents can bring their hazardous wastes to a collection point at the Salt Lake City Public Utilities Department, 1530 S. West Temple, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Materials accepted are paints, fuels, motor oils, flourescent light bulbs and batteries.

Materials NOT accepted are explosives, including ammunition and propane tanks; and radioactive materials, including smoke detectors; common household cleansers, which should be used and disposed of down the drain; and fertilizers, which officials encourage residents to use or give away to someone who can.