Indio will host its final waste disposal event for the year next week.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Indio Water Authority, located at 83101 Avenue 45, city officials said.

Residents of Indio will be able to safety dispose of old tires, used oil and electronic waste. Residents are limited to only nine tires and must remove them from their rims prior to dropping them off. Trailer and tractor tires will not be accepted.

A paper-shredding truck will also be on site, with residents limited to only four boxes of shreddable materials.

Household hazardous waste such as cleaning products, paint and disinfecting chemicals will not be accepted.

According to officials, the previous event, held on Sept. 11, yielded 200 gallons of oil, 5.19 tons of used tires and 32 gallons of food waste.

“To help illustrate just how much oil did not end up in our groundwater or landfills, the average bathtub holds 80 gallons of water,” said Sara Toyoda, City of Indio Environmental Programs Coordinator. “That means we collected enough used oil to fill up about two and a half bathtubs.”

Those who bring “small amounts” of food waste to the event in a reusable container will be given a 3.5-gallon reusable bucket of compost in return.

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