Tippecanoe County will operate its own hazardous waste district starting the end of this month.
Commissioners signed off on disbanding the Wildcat Creek Solid Waste District last month.
They gave initial approval to the establishment of the Tippecanoe County Solid Waste District today.
The county has contracted with Southside Landfill to handle hazardous waste.
Commissioner David Byers says a part-time position in the Soil and Water Conservation District will be elevated to full-time to coordinate the hazardous waste disposal and community outreach.
He says the move will not affect service or the tax rate paid to run it.
But Byers says the county will be unable to accept hazardous waste between February 15th and April 1st, when the new site is fully operational.